The SPARTA History Society is a successful Society which has welcomed a variety of leading historians it is unique within the Whitehall Government Departments.
We are a general history society and we could only continue with the help of SPARTA. We hold events that are open to all members of staff and attract high quality historians.
Which means that one month you could hear a talk about Ancient Rome and the following month about a historical figure.
We aim to give staff a break from the hurly burley of work, learning about the past can help with our day to day lives.
We are keen to maintain our varied programme of talks and trips.
The SPARTA History Society has a Mailing List for anyone who is interested in attending our events. Please contact Robert Baker if you would like your name added to the mailing list.
In the past few years these are some of the speakers who have visited us:
Sir Rodric Braithwaite
Dr Adam Smith
Dr Caroline Shenton
Dr Miranda Kaufmann
Dr Elizabeth Ashman Rowe
Dr Tom Wareham
Dr Rob Thompson
Professor Nigel Saul
Dr Susannah Lipscomb
Dr Pam Cox
Dr Jennifer Altehenger
Dr Marisa Linton
Professor Jonathan Harris
Professor David Stevenson