Institute of Historical Research

The opening of the new Institute of Historical Research

The Institute opened its doors on 8 July 1921 to a huge fanfare of publicity. There was widespread, and uniformly positive, coverage in both the national and local press. The most extensive report was in the Morning Post, which notes the president of the board of education, H. A. L. Fisher, remarking that:

‘There was, indeed, nothing more calculated to give confidence to a man who was called upon to handle great problems than a sound and thorough course of historical training’.

 

 

Invitation to the Institute's Opening CeremonyOriginal Regulations governing admission to the IHR
 

 

 

 

Morning Post, 9 July 1921

Morning Post, 9 July 1921