Why? What and So What? These are the questions at the heart of studying History at The Abbey. Our aim is to make the challenge of rigorous historical thinking available to students by nurturing the skills and confidence needed to engage in complex and independent analysis.


Gain new perspectives from respected historians at the Chalke Valley History Festival. Link history and art at the national portrait gallery and explore international history with speakers from Cold War spies to Oxford fellows.

Cold war cake shop: student Bella created these scrumptious capitalist and communist cakes to represent the outbreak of the Cold War. Which would you choose?