History of Education Society


Through its membership, the History of Education Society (UK) seeks to further the study of the history of education by providing opportunities for discussion among those engaged in its study and teaching.

The Society holds an annual three-day conference in November/December and an annual postgraduate event.

All members receive free copies of the History of Education Researcher which is published in May and November each year. Members can also opt to receive the History of Education with their subscription for £45 per year.

Fully waged member

Fully waged

£25 per year / £70 with Journal

All those who are interested in the study and teaching of the history of education are welcome to join the HES to benefit from opportunities for collaboration and exchange.

Not fully waged

Not fully waged

£17 per year / £62 with Journal

The HES offers reduced membership rates, and welcomes all those with an interest in the history of education, broadly defined.

Student member

£12 per year

Students are welcome to join the HES for a reduced subscription rate, and are eligible to apply for bursaries to attend the annual conference and the annual postgraduate event.

Library member

£19 per year

The HES brings together educationists and social historians, and seeks to promote the study of the history of education. We encourage libraries to join at a reduced rate.

Life membership

How to join

 Please contact: [email protected].

The HES provides a convivial and intellectually stimulating environment for the discussion of all matters related to the history of education, in its broadest sense. The Researcher carries interesting research and useful news about activities within and beyond Britain. The conferences are a highlight of the academic calendar.

The HES offers bursaries to enable postgraduate students to attend their annual conference. I’ve been going for the past few years, and always enjoy the friendly, supportive environment and thought-provoking presentations. The Society’s annual postgraduate events, which are run by students and focus on the research process, have also been really helpful.

Members of the HES have expertise across a range of topics, including the history of education policy, school architecture, science education, informal learning, and religious education, and they have experience of working with the media and community groups.