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, 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. 

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Lockdown Life Stories

This year, our students are working on a number of important local history projects covering the hidden lives of prominent women, exploring the experiences of lockdown, and uncovering links with slavery. All the projects will be exhibited in September as part of the ‘City Voices’ programme of the Gloucester History Festival. This post is one … Continue reading Lockdown Life Stories

Working on historic Excavations at Evesham Abbey

This post comes from second year undergraduate student Chris Chamberlain, who is contributing to a project on the Rudge family excavations of the Evesham Abbey grounds from 1811-1834 as part of the HM5002 Engaging Humanities module. A Brief history of the Abbey: Evesham Abbey was founded by Saint Egwin of Worcester during the 8th century, … Continue reading Working on historic Excavations at Evesham Abbey

African American Abolitionists in Gloucester

This year, our students are working on a number of important local history projects covering the hidden lives of prominent women, exploring the experiences of lockdown, and uncovering links with slavery. All the projects will be exhibited in September as part of the ‘City Voices’ programme of the Gloucester History Festival. This post is one … Continue reading African American Abolitionists in Gloucester

The Legacies of Slave Ownership in Pittville and Cheltenham

This year, our students are working on a number of important local history projects covering the hidden lives of prominent women, exploring the experiences of lockdown, and uncovering links with slavery. All the projects will be exhibited in September as part of the ‘City Voices’ programme of the Gloucester History Festival. This post is one … Continue reading The Legacies of Slave Ownership in Pittville and Cheltenham

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