School of History


Graduation doesn't mean that your involvement with the School of History has to come to an end! We love hearing from our alumni, and many of our former students and members of staff stay in contact with the School and keep us updated about what is happening in their lives.

We recently ran a very successful reunion day at our Canterbury campus which gave alumni a chance to revisit old haunts, meet with familiar faces, and share memories of their time at Kent. The day closed with a special guest lecture from Professor Grayson Ditchfield.

If you would like to keep updated on future Alumni events, or just want to reconnect with old friends or former colleagues, register your interest with Kent's Alumni Relations Team, or become a Friend of the School of History. Former students may also like to download the latest issue of our Alumni Newsletter.

Friends of the School of History

We'd love to stay in touch with our former students and fellow teachers of history, so why not become a Friend with our new 'Friends of the School of History'?

Becoming a Friend

The Friends have three objectives; socialising, supporting the School and having fun. By becoming a Friend you can:

  • Attend all our Open Lectures on a variety of historical topics from both our academics and visiting speakers
  • Keep up to date with the latest news and events from the School with our dedicated alumni newsletter
  • Receive invitations to our dedicated Friends trips to places of historical interest.
  • Enjoy social events

How to join

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the subject, as well as all School of History Alumni.

For more information and to sign up, contact the School of History Communications Team on


Celebrating 50 years of Kent: History Projects

The University's 50th Anniversary celebrations begin in September 2014, and dozens of History and War Studies students have already volunteered their time to produce exhibitions covering the history of the University, its campus, and its students and staff.

These exhibitions will play a key role throughout the anniversary celebrations, and the images, interviews, and information gathered will form the centre of the University's new archive.

Share your memories of Kent

Alumni Day 2014



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Last Updated: 02/04/2015