Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford
Oxford University Department for Continuing Education is a department within the University of Oxford that provides online courses, professional courses, degree programmes, weekly classes and summer schools for students looking for flexible and part-time study options.
The Fortress Study Group
Formed in 1975, the Fortress Study Group (FSG) is a charity devoted to the study and preservation of fortifications in the age of artillery, and aims ‘To advance the education of the public in the study of all aspects of fortifications and their armaments, especially works constructed to mount or resist artillery’.
The Civil Wars of the mid-seventeenth century were a pivotal point in the development of artillery fortification across the British Isles, and it is no surprise that Civil War fortifications and sieges feature prominently in the FSG’s publications (Casemate, published three times a year, and Fort, its annual peer-reviewed journal), as topics for its programme of twice-monthly webinars, and at its annual conferences. In 2022, the FSG was proud to co-host the first ever symposium dedicated to the study of English Civil War sieges and fortifications.
Civil War Petitions
Civil War Petitions contains petitions to the state from veterans and their families for welfare payments as a result of injuries and bereavement sustained during the English Civil Wars. It aims to share information on the human costs of this devastating conflict, which continued to affect communities long after the fighting was over.
Housed in Huntingdon’s oldest building, the Cromwell Museum tells the story of the 17th century soldier and statesman Oliver Cromwell. We aim to interpret the life and times of this controversial figure ‘warts and all’, from his rise from relative obscurity to become the most important man in the country during the civil wars of the 1640s. We are home to the world’s best collection of artefacts relating to him, including paintings, arms and armour and many of Cromwell’s personal items including his medical chest, swords and hat. Our small museum is located in an 800-year-old building, once the town’s grammar school, attended by both Cromwell and Samuel Pepys. We host temporary exhibitions and special events throughout the year and welcome group visits and schools from across the country.
Find out more at www.cromwellmuseum.org, follow us on Twitter at @museumcromwell, on Facebook and Instagram at @thecromwellmuseum and YouTube at: @CromwellMuseum.
The Battlefields Trust
The Battlefields Trust is a national charity dedicated to the promotion of battlefields as educational and historical resources. It campaigns to preserve battlefields and argues against inappropriate development through the planning system. It also researches such fields of conflict, including through archaeological investigations, and arranges walks across and talks about battles and battlefields to highlight their value as heritage resources and better explain them to the public. This work is supported through the information boards, leaflets, online Battlefields Hub, and Education Packs the Trust provides.
National Civil War Centre
Explore one of the most fascinating times in UK history through stunning galleries, fantastic family-friendly interactives and events throughout the year! A visit to The National Civil War Centre will plunge you deep into the heart of Britain’s deadliest conflict. Explore this richly dramatic era in British history, seeing stories of gunpowder, plague and plot as you walk through our fantastic galleries.