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01 Jan Rhodes Must Fall?

There has been a great deal of publicity in recent weeks surrounding the campaign to remove the statue of Cecil Rhodes from Oriel College.The College has come under considerable pressure and is now considering adding “clear historical context” to his monuments.The campaign to remove the statue has met with considerable criticism...

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11 Apr The Digital Reformation

Historical parallels are always intriguing and fascinating. Edward Higgs, Professor of history at the University of Essex, has published an article in History Today entitled the Digital Reformation in which he highlights some interesting similarities between the 21st century and the early modern period. He...

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14 Feb Speech and Body Language

We have recently launched a new Junior Debating Society and girls have been busy analysing some of the great speeches made throughout history. It is interesting however to note that myths can easily develop in relation to speeches that have been made in recent times....

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27 Dec Christmas Past:1913

The Independent newspaper published a poignant article at the weekend entitled, 'The Gathering Storm'  which focused at the very start of the article on 6 young men who would perish in the 1914-1918 war. Wilfred Owen spent a lonely Christmas teaching in Bordeaux.  Raymond Asquith spent Christmas...

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