More than 150 historians from all corners of the globe gathered at the University of Winchester for a historical conference.

The university was the host of the annual "Britain and the World 2024" event, taking place from June 20-22, which unites researchers studying Britain's international connections.

Delegates arrived from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania to join the comprehensive three-day programme.

Via 43 speaker panels, experts unveiled Britain's historical links dating back to the 16th century.

Dr Xavier Guégan, senior lecturer in colonial and postcolonial history at the University of Winchester, was a key figure in organising the conference, a colossal undertaking, two years in the making.

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The world-renowned historical society attracted insights by leading researchers, including Professor Lucy Noakes of the University of Essex and Professor Anthony Bale from Birkbeck University.

To bridge the past with the present, round table discussions on the upcoming UK, US and French elections were initiated, complementing the historical conversations.

Social elements were woven into the schedule, with an opening icebreaker event at the St James Tavern and a reception at the Gurkha Museum.

A conference dinner held in the Shakespeare Room at the university’s Business School provided a chance to unwind. The programme concluded with a guided tour of Winchester led by Dr Guégan.

In the conference’s aftermath, Dr Guégan extended his gratitude to the university's conference team, led by Gemma Wheeler, and History PhD students Jorgia Vilarrubi and Patricia Silver-Warner for their contribution.

Dr Guégan said: "This was a very prestigious event for Winchester and our turn to host this global conference. We were following in the footsteps of UCL, Pittsburgh and Exeter universities to name a few."

The Britain and the World organisation has an extended mission beyond its annual conference, including the publishing of a series of journals and books to delve deeper into Britain's historical relations.