Category Archives: Enrichment

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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Enrichment – things to read. Centenaries and book reviews…

Something to read for both years below. Year Thirteen – If you click here you will get to Shaun Walker’s article discussing how Russia is considering how to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution in 1917. “1917 is problematic. On the one hand, the Soviet … Continue reading

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Enrichment – things to discuss. Denial: The shaming of a ‘holocaust denier’ David Irving

Happy New Year all, A very controversial one to start 2017. David Irving is the “historian” who has been to court and indeed to jail for views on the Second World War. Below find  a trailer for a BBC film … Continue reading

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Enrichment – I side with ?

If you click here then you can take a quiz to see which candidate you agree with more. You may also like to watch the final debate below. Mr Kydd.  

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Enrichment – 950 years ago today Harold didn’t get killed by an arrow through his eye. Find out what did happen on that fateful day.

Today is the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. If you click on the link below then you can find out more from the Get History website. Mr Kydd.

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Enrichment – places to visit. An army of map makers.

Many of you will know of my passion for historical maps. If you click here you will to an article from Fred Maynard in the 1843 magazine  advertising a new exhibition at the Map House of London. This focuses on political … Continue reading

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80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street

Today marks the the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street. If you click here you can read an excellent piece by Kirsty Major in The Independent. She argues that this has lessons for today. “Eighty years ago today … Continue reading

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Enrichment – Russia’s most unruly ruler ?

Year Thirteen, Great to all of you at History Society today. We will finish off Ivan the Terrible next week. Perhaps Empress Anna Ioannovna was not so brutal, but this article suggests that she was certainly more of a party girl; as well … Continue reading

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Enrichment – places to go

If the video above interests you then you can visit the exhibition at The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford until the 25th September. Just £5 to you. I thought it was excellent, and please find a review from The Oxford Times here.

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