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In 2018/19, the History of Education Society and HMC (The Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference) will jointly fund a Fellowship. Its purpose is to:

  • provide the Fellow appointed with intellectual development, experience of the management and curation of digitised institutional archives, enhanced editorial skills and the opportunity to contribute to published scholarly resources;
  • work with Professor William Richardson, the General Secretary of HMC, on three research and editing projects leading to publications designed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of HMC in October 2019;
  • entitle the Fellow to Membership of the History of Education Society, a subscription to History of Education for the period of their Fellowship and free attendance at the Society’s annual conferences (i.e. the student and main conferences).

It is likely that the Fellowship will be held by a single individual but a job-share by two post-holders would be considered.

The aims of the History of Education Society include the promotion of the study and teaching of the history of education; promoting the public role and an informed public understanding of the history of education by engaging in relevant debates; providing collaboration and exchange among those interested in the history of education in the UK and around the world; and promoting links with the study and teaching of history at all levels.

The purpose of HMC is to act as a trades union providing support services to its 340 Members who are the Heads of many of the world’s leading independent schools.

The Fellowship will begin on 1 July 2018 and conclude on 30 August 2019. It is hoped that the Fellow will be able to commence work no later than 20 July 2018 (but preferably earlier) and be active subsequently, on a part-time basis, until 30 August 2019.

The Fellow will be mentored by a named member of the Society’s Board of Trustees and by William Richardson at HMC.  More details about the Fellowship can be found here. To talk about this opportunity informally, please email William Richardson at