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‘I never would have imagined that I would now be close to graduating and have met so many amazing people’. Reflections on being a ‘mature’ student at Northampton.

Today's blog is written by Charlotte who has just successfully completed her second year studying History at the University of Northampton.  I have been reflecting about my university experience a lot recently as I am entering my final year as an undergraduate history student at the University of Northampton. I have seen a lot of... Continue Reading →

An Intelligence PhD as a Retirement Project!

Our recently graduated (July 2019) PhD student, the newly-minted Dr Paul Stewart, writes about his project, 'Medmenham: Anglo-American Photographic Intelligence in the Second World War'.   During a thirty six year career as an RAF intelligence officer, specialising in imagery intelligence, I had the honour to meet many of the photographic intelligence unsung heroes from... Continue Reading →

Fathers and Feelings: History Podcast

For Father's Day, historians at Northampton Rachel Moss, Mark Rothery and Paul Jackson have recorded a podcast about fatherhood in history! And you can also catch up on the previous Beyond Histories' episode on emotions here too.

Black Lives Matter: Reading List

  Recognising that we are committed to more deeply embedding Black history into our teaching, the History team have put together a suggested reading list for the summer - for our students and for ourselves! To make this list as accessible as possible, we have selected texts that are either available as e-texts through the... Continue Reading →

The worldwide reaction to the murder of George Floyd has shocked me, the murder of George Floyd has not. Another of our students speaks out

Last week we showcased a series of blog posts written by History (and Joint Honours History) students at the University of Northampton. Today we have another, from Amelia, who has just competed her first year at Northampton studying History and Media Production. Again, this is a very personal reflection and it contains language which might cause offence out of context. ... Continue Reading →

Mass Observation: A Public History Project

On 12 May every year the Mass Observation Project asks people living in Britain to keep a diary and submit it for posterity. They are building up a wonderful social history archive. Lecturer Rachel Moss has documented hers on her blog here. Meanwhile, our undergraduate student Ursula Watkins submitted the following: My Day 12th May... Continue Reading →

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