The Historical Association is a national independent charity incorporated by Royal Charter. It has been supporting the study and enjoyment of history since 1906. With about 6,000 members, the Association is the major national organisation representing the case for a historical education to policy makers and ministers. It advises on curriculum issues at all levels and campaigns for access to specialist historical knowledge and collections. The Association continues to support the study, teaching and enjoyment of history at all levels, and today there are over 50 branches around the UK.
The Swansea Branch of the Historical Association is one of the most active branches in the country. It runs monthly talks at the National Waterfront Museum attracting audiences of 60 to 120, three or four outreach talks in the community every month, and revenue earning classes in the community. An inaugural schools essay competition for A-level students is being repeated in 2016, plus a posters competition for junior schools. The journal, ‘Chronicle’, is published quarterly. Three books have been successfully published by the branch, the latest with a foreword by the former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams. A talk by the President of the Historical Association has become a fixture in the branch’s annual calendar. A Heritage Lottery Fund grant in 2013 has led to the creation of the very successful Friends of White Rock.
For more info on the Swansea Branch:- http://www.history.org.uk/events/resource/3906/swansea-branch-history