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. 

Recent Posts

Gloucester Kindertransport: local support for refugees, yesterday and today

This is the fourth and final project which is part of our partnership with the City Voices programme of the Gloucester History Festival. Undergraduate students in History at the University of Gloucestershire are undertaking a number of local history projects for 2022, and in this case they examine Gloucester’s role in the organized rescue of … Continue reading Gloucester Kindertransport: local support for refugees, yesterday and today

Legacies of Slave Ownership in Cheltenham

As part of our partnership with the City Voices programme of the Gloucester History Festival, undergraduate students in History at the University of Gloucestershire are undertaking a number of local history projects for 2022. The third project examines the legacies of slave ownership in Cheltenham, extending the work conducted by students in 2021. The project … Continue reading Legacies of Slave Ownership in Cheltenham

Abolitionism in Gloucestershire: Samuel Bowly

As part of our partnership with the City Voices programme of the Gloucester History Festival, undergraduate students in History at the University of Gloucestershire are undertaking a number of local history projects for 2022. In this second of four projects, students examine the local abolitionist movement, extending the work conducted by students in 2021. The … Continue reading Abolitionism in Gloucestershire: Samuel Bowly

From Department Store to City Campus: the story of the Debenham’s building in Gloucester

As part of our partnership with the City Voices programme of the Gloucester History Festival, undergraduate students in History at the University of Gloucestershire are undertaking a number of local history projects for 2022. In this first of four projects, students examine how the changing function of an important building can give an interesting insight … Continue reading From Department Store to City Campus: the story of the Debenham’s building in Gloucester

More Posts