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History Society

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.  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.

All of our talks are held online with many held in person.  We are keen to maintain our varied programme of talks and trips.

Membership is open to all present staff of DLUHC & DfT and their related Executive Agencies as well as former staff of the Departments.

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

Peter Hart

Stephen Bourne

Lee Jackson

Dr Kathryn Ferry

Professor William Philpott

Dr Marc Morris

Dr Tom Wareham

Professor David Stevenson

Helen Carr

Dr John Woolf

Professor Dan Todman

Professor Rana Mitter

Professor Sarah Churchwell

Professor James Clark

Tracy Borman

Dr Rob Thompson

Professor Nigel Saul

Helen Rappaport

Professor Susannah Lipscomb

Dr Pam Cox

Dr Jennifer Altehenger

Rachel Holmes

Giles MacDonogh

Simon Bradley

Dr Marisa Linton

Professor Jonathan Harris

Professor Edith Hall

Dr Eleanor Janega

Professor Caroline Dodds Pennock

Miranda Malins

Dr Anna Keay

Robert Lyman

Professor Jonathan Philips

Below are some of the History Society's past Speakers 

Upcoming History Society Events
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