The Cotswold Centre for History and Heritage brings together the work of undergraduate students and staff in History (School of Education and Humanities) at the University of Gloucestershire. Research conducted as part of the Centre aims to uncover and publicize the rich history of the area surrounding the University by exploring historical change through a local lens. The Centre has also been established with the intention of creating partnerships between the University, the local community and important local organisations, so that the research benefits not only staff and students, but the local community. Click on ‘Our Projects’ to explore the research and exhibitions we’ve conducted.
CC4HH has worked closely with a number of organisations outside the University for its projects, including the Gloucester History Festival, Gloucestershire Archives, the Cheltenham West End Partnership, Cheltenham Borough Council, the Cheltenham Civic Society, Pittville History Works, and Chapel Arts gallery.
The Centre has also benefited from support from University of Gloucestershire’s Sustainability Team initiative on Learning Innovation for Tomorrow (LIFT), which offers support to students exploring transformative and sustainability-oriented learning through their research projects. Support has also been provided via the Being Human Research Centre, and the Janet Trotter Trust.