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History at Exeter has a global reputation for excellence in teaching and research, and we feel that understanding our past is fundamental to comprehending the contemporary challenges we face. We are proud to be one of the leading research centres for History in the UK, with a diverse academic faculty of over 50 staff across both our Streatham Campus in Exeter, and our Penryn Campus in Cornwall.

In our Department, our students and friendly, approachable staff work together, driven by curiosity and inspired by a shared passion for History. Our mission is to research and educate ourselves and others about the past and its present legacies. We aim to develop and pass on the highest standards of rigour and excellence that characterise our discipline at its best.

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Cromwell struggled to control closure of the monasteries as his government lost its grip during dissolution, new book shows

Thomas Cromwell struggled to keep control of the closure of the monasteries and his government lost its grip during dissolution, a new book shows.

Global campaigning role for University of Exeter student ahead of appearance at COP26

A University of Exeter student taking part in high-profile summits held to coincide with the G20 and COP26 meetings is calling on world leaders to listen to young people to tackle the climate emergency.

New book provides fresh insights on dramatic Star Wars battles

People can explore epic Star Wars battles in an innovative new way through an entertaining book which gives fresh insights on the famous films, animation, books, and comics

University of Exeter expert advises on Imperial War Museums’ ground-breaking new Second World War and Holocaust exhibition

A University of Exeter expert has helped to develop the Imperial War Museums’ ground-breaking new Second World War exhibition.

Experts set to use history and comedy to empower LGBTQ+ young people to play a central role in climate activism

Experts will use history and comedy to empower LGBTQ+ young people to play a central role in climate activism as part of a major project held ahead of the COP26 conference.

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