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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New publications from CC4HH research

We’re very proud to announce that we have our first academic publications on our community research projects. Two of these relate to the Cheltenham Lower High Street project, and the latest concerns Cheltenham: Diaspora. Christian O’Connell’s paper entitled ‘”Poor, Proud and Pretty:” Community History and the Challenge of Heritage in “Darkest” Cheltenham’ was published in … Continue reading New publications from CC4HH research

The Life and Legacies of George Whitefield

This post comes from Rebecca Chivers, Josh Oliver and Frankie Stanley. The recent controversy over the removal of Confederate monuments in the United States, and even colonial figures such as Admiral Lord Nelson in Britain, has focused attention on the ways in which national ‘heroes’ and more problematic historical figures are and should be remembered. … Continue reading The Life and Legacies of George Whitefield

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