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If you are still undecided…

Year Thirteen, If you want access to some of those How should I vote ? quizzes, then please click on the links below…   http://www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com/ https://voteforpolicies.org.uk/ http://38degrees.ge2017.com/quiz https://uk.isidewith.com/political-quiz Now go and do some revision. Mr Kydd.

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Year Nine holocaust prep

All, Following on from today’s lesson, for prep I would like you to do the following.  Explore the three BBC web pages below. This account of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz II-Birkenau (here). The audio slideshow from … Continue reading

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‘Incredibly rare’ William Caxton print discovered at the University of Reading

If you click here you will get to a BBC report on a find in the University of Reading’s special finds department – two pages of previously unknown print by Claxton. “Erika Delbecque, special collections librarian at the university, described the find … Continue reading

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Ten Top Tips for History Exam Revision

All, As promised, please click  on the link below for those top ten tips. Mr Kydd.

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Places to go (soon) – The British Library – Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths

If you click here you will get to the link for the upcoming Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths exhibition at the British Library (Fri 28 Apr – Tue 29 Aug 2017). Obviously  it is to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, and … Continue reading

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Places to go – Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932 exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts

If you click here you will get to information about the Royal Academy’s Exhibition of Revolutionary Art. Obviously this is to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, and it has received outstanding reviews. Not to be missed – I am heading that … Continue reading

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Archaeology – coins discovery ‘will re-write’ Anglo-Saxon history

All, If you click here you will get to some local(ish) archaeology news of national importance. The so-called Watlington Hoard has re-written what we know about the Anglo-Saxons… “This is an extraordinary find, one which re-writes Anglo-Saxon history,” Xa Sturgis, director of … Continue reading

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Obituary – Brunhilde Pomsel (11 January 1911 – 27 January 2017)

If you click here you will get to the BBC obituary for Brunhilde Pomsel. She was Goebbels’ personal secretary, and one of the last direct links to the Nazi regime. You may know of her from the excellent German life documentary (trailer … Continue reading

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Enrichment – something to listen to. How will Trump compare to previous US presidents ?

It is unquestionable that, as the Chinese curse goes, we are living in interesting times. If you click here you can listen to Adam Smith attempt to compare Donald Trump to previous US presidents. It is on this Monday – have a listen … Continue reading

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Enrichment – places to visit. The American Dream exhibition at the British Museum

If you click here then you can find out more about the forthcoming American Dream exhibition.  Just £13 to you young people. It opens in March, and looks very special. There is of course so much else to see that is very … Continue reading

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