About

Olicana Historical Research is based in the Wharfe Valley, West Yorkshire, and provides historical research services for individuals, academics, institutions, companies and charities wishing to record the history of a particular town, institution or organisation.

We also offer a research and project management consultancy service to charities and community groups wishing to undertake community heritage projects, and who wish to celebrate and record the history of a particular area or institution. The consultancy service supplies project management expertise in arranging initial briefings and consultation with community groups, completing expressions of interest and applications for funding, managing focus groups and developing projects to their conclusion.

Drawing on over thirty years’ experience of studying and researching many areas of modern British, European and world history, Olicana Historical Research is inspired by the enduring interest in many areas of history from individuals and organisations and the considerable cultural, economic and social benefits derived from researching and promoting community heritage.

Qualifications include BA (Hons) in History from Lancaster University, Masters in Military History from Leeds University and a Post-graduate Certificate in Education. Recent commissions include newspaper research for a leading military history publisher, genealogical research for individual families and book reviews for the Western Front Association. Also a member of the International Society for First World War Studies and the Gateways to the First World War Research Network.

In addition to research and project management services, Olicana Historical Research also delivers online tuition for GCSE and A Level History students.

With nearly ten years’ experience of tutoring students of all ability levels, we cover an extensive range of subject areas including the French Revolution, German and Italian Nationalism, modern Britain, Russia and the USA, Nazi Germany, Civil Rights and the Cold War. All major exam boards are followed, including AQA, Edexcel and OCR. Tuition is conducted via Skype with terms and conditions negotiated in advance with parents or guardians. We have achieved many notable successes from students achieving high grades or improving their previous grades.

If you require a first-rate historical research service and expertise in historical research and project management to move forward with specific projects, Olicana Historical Research is ready for any commission.