HEXAcademy Section banner

Welcome to the HistoryExtra Academy, a brand-new offering, exclusive to members of HistoryExtra. You can find out how to join – including a special offer - here 

Every month, we’ll be launching an expert-led, four-week course on some of history’s biggest topics – from the Russian Revolution, to the Vikings. 

Each week, you’ll receive an email with links to that week’s learning – from videos and podcasts, to features and quizzes – as well as an exclusive mini lecture delivered by the course expert. 

You can work through the learning at your own pace, or dip in and out of the topics you find most interesting. And at the end of the four weeks, you’ll be able to download a certificate of achievement as a ‘graduate’ of the HistoryExtra Academy. We’ll also end each course with an online masterclass session with our expert, when you’ll be invited to submit any questions that may have cropped up in your learning.

We’ll be launching the HistoryExtra Academy on 8 January 2024 with a four-week course on the Regency, led by expert and historian Dr Lizzie Rogers. Click here to see the course content and get started.


What will I get out of each course?

Each course aims to give you a broad overview of some of history’s biggest topics – from the Vikings to the medieval world – guided by an expert historian. At the end of the four weeks, you’ll have read a host of fascinating features, tuned into an array of podcasts and videos, and tested your learning with our bespoke quizzes – all designed to turn you into a mini expert.

I’m not a member of HistoryExtra. Can I still access the HistoryExtra Academy courses?

The HistoryExtra Academy is exclusive to HistoryExtra members, so you’ll need to join up to be able to access the course content. You can find out how to join – including a special offer - here

Can I still access the learning after the course has finished?

Yes! Each week’s learning will be uploaded to the HistoryExtra Academy page and can be accessed at any time by HistoryExtra members. You’ll be able to work through any completed courses in your own time, whenever you want.

I don’t have a lot of spare time to complete each week’s learning. Will that matter?

Not at all. We’ll give you a rough indication of how long each piece of learning will take to read, watch or listen and you’ll be free to dip in and out of it as you like. 

What if I don’t do all the learning – will I still get my certificate? 

Yes of course! 

Will the final masterclass be a live event? How can I submit my questions?

The bonus masterclass session with the course expert will be pre-recorded, but we’ll make sure you have plenty of time to submit your questions, via email or social media.

Where can I find out more about future courses?

We’ll be announcing future courses very soon on the website, as well as on social media. We’ll also publish details in your weekly subscriber newsletter.