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These are just some of the great speakers who will be presenting at this year’s virtual conference

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Tony Badger

Tony Badger has been President of the Historical Association since May 2017. He is Professor of American History at Northumbria University. He previously taught at Newcastle University from 1971 to 1991 and is Emeritus Paul Mellon Professor of American History at the University of Cambridge. He has written extensively on the New Deal and the modern American South and has recently completed a biography of Al Gore, Sr. In his role as President he has spoken at almost 30 HA branches.

Christine Counsell

Christine Counsell is a consultant specialising in supporting schools, partnerships, Trusts and Teaching Schools in curriculum and teacher development. After her early career holding teaching and leadership positions in state schools in Gloucestershire and Bristol, Christine worked as local authority adviser in primary and secondary schools, Senior Lecturer at the University of Cambridge with responsibility for the history PGCE and, most recently, as Director of Education of a MAT serving areas of acute disadvantage in East Anglia. Alongside this she has worked as adviser, trainer and speaker, for scholars, teachers, leaders and policy-makers, both nationally and internationally, specialising in the teaching of history in post-conflict zones. Christine has published and edited numerous textbooks, academic books and articles, and is editor of Teaching History. In 2016 she served on the DfE Workload Solutions group and from 2017-19 she served on the Ofsted Curriculum Advisory Group. Christine has recently joined the David Ross Education Trust as Trustee. She recently trained all HMI in the basic principles of the new Ofsted inspection framework.

Jonathan Phillips

Jonathan Phillips is Professor of Crusading History at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of numerous books on the subject, most recently The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin, one of the 2019 Biographies of the Year for The Times; the book has attracted international attention with invitations to Jaipur, Dubai, Istanbul and Washington DC. Earlier titles included Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades (2009), The Second Crusade: Extending the Frontiers of Christendom (2007) and The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople (2004); his works are also widely translated. Phillips has presented many radio and television programmes including The Cross and the Crescent (History Channel) and The Road From Christ to Constantine (PBS). He is also the co-editor, with Professor Benjamin Kedar, of the academic journal Crusades.

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Arthur Burns

Arthur Burns is professor of Modern British History at King’s College London, Academic Director of the Georgian Papers Programme (www.georgianpapers.com), chair of the HA Higher Education Committee, and a former Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society. He has published extensively on religion in modern Britain and later Hanoverian Britain, and has been involved in several large-scale digital history projects. He has a long-standing commitment to engagement with schools and the public. His TV appearances include George III: The Genius of the Mad King (2017), and his current projects include a new study of the king’s madness.

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Glenn Carter

Glenn is a primary school teacher, history lead, Primary Committee member and freelance trainer of history. He provides primary history support for Education Durham and has worked with a number of companies to bring history to the forefront of the curriculum.

Bev Forrest

One of only 3 primary teachers to have gained the award of Chartered Teacher of History, Bev is an experienced primary teacher trainer and works with a number of institutions across the country. She has a long standing relationship with the HA and is Chair of the Primary Committee. She organises the Yorkshire History forum on behalf of the HA and is a primary Quality Mark assessor. Bev regularly delivers CPD and writes for a number of publications including Primary History. Bev is the author of the Rising Stars History schemes of work and also Digging up History: Archaeology in the Primary School. She is an Honorary Fellow of the HA.

Rob Nixon

I’ve been teaching for 7 years and been history coordinator for 6 of them. I have had a passion for history since a child and have always wanted to pass on that joy for learning to children at my school and the community. My school achieved the gold quality mark in 2019 and I have experienced two ofsteds as a history coordinator, having spoken at length with them about curriculum design and application. I am also a member of the History Association Primary committee.

Chris Trevor

Chris was a practising teacher from Y1 to Y6 and Cheshire County Adviser for History, Geography and Creative Curriculum. She set up her own Primary Education Consultancy business 10 years ago and supports schools across the country, designing bespoke curriculums, providing 1-1 planning support and leading staff meetings and INSET days. She co-presents 10000 years BC prehistoric workshops with her husband. She trains students and supports Stockport and Trafford Subject Leaders termly. A member of the HA Primary Committee, she presents the Becoming an effective Subject Leader and Practical Approaches to Primary History Courses on behalf of the HA.

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Jim Carroll

Jim Carroll is a history teacher at Esher Sixth Form College, Thames Ditton, Surrey. He is also a PhD candidate at the Institute of Education, UCL researching literacy in history curriculum design and an Associate Editor for Teaching History.

Hannah Cusworth

Hannah Cusworth is Subject Leader of History at a school in south east London. She has a particular interest in teaching black British history.

Paula Lobo

Paula Lobo (née Worth) has been teaching history for ten years in both the state and independent sector. She is an associate editor for the journal Teaching History and currently teaches history at Bristol Grammar School, where she is also responsibility for the Key Stage 3 history curriculum. For the academic year 2019-2020, Paula is working as a University Lecturer on the PGCE (History) course at the University of Bristol.

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