Open University History Society

Members are encouraged to carry out their own historical research. One of the strengths of the Society is the opportunity it gives to members to pass on the results of their researches, both through a quarterly magazine Open History and at the Annual Residential weekend. The Society has occasional organised visits to archives or museums. In some areas Regional Coordinators keep in touch with members through newsletters giving information on locally published books and news of local history society activities.

Member's History Weekend

At the small, friendly residential weekend the members read papers and make presentations on their own researches on the theme for the year. The topics range from Pictish Symbols to the influence of religion on US politics in the 1980s and 1990s. All the presentations engender discussions (some less serious than others) and these often spill over to the lunch and dinner table. Some members even feel impelled to continue discussion over a pint at the local pub.

Links for Historians

Our members have put together a list of website links they find interesting and useful. Browse the list, and if you have any recommendations let us know.

Member Renewals

Members can renew using our online form, or send a cheque or PO if they prefer. Thank you!

Contacting the OU History Society

If you would like to join the Society please complete the online form, or download the paper version if you prefer. If you have a question, or a link suggestion, please use our contact form.