England is about to enter Lockdown Take 2, and we know that particularly for our students who are living away from home for the first time that this probably feels very daunting. Here are some tips.
Today is All Souls Day, also known in Latin America as El Dia de los Muertosor the Day of the Dead. It is the final day of a series of celebrations, starting with Halloween (All Hallows Evening, 31st October) and All Hallows (or All Saints) Day (1st November). Each date has a complex history of... Continue Reading →
It's Halloween week! Are you a fan of things that go bump in the night? Do you like a bit of spooky or gruesome history? We are here to help!
So, last Thursday the department for education (DfE) ordered schools in England 'not to use resources from organisations which have expressed a desire to end capitalism'. This has prompted quite a strong reaction from many on the left (and not on the left) on the (quite reasonable) grounds that it appears to prevent teaching the... Continue Reading →
Murder Maps, a "cartographic exposition of the 19th century's most dramatic and intriguing murders from the world's most crime-ridden cities and regions", has just been published by Thames & Hudson.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrN0hbEb9rg Hello, I’m Dr Rachel Moss, lecturer in medieval history at the University of Northampton. I’m also an enthusiastic cook, and today I’m bringing together my love of history and food with a little lesson in baking medieval biscuits of happiness. The recipe for these biscuits comes from Hildegard von Bingen. You might not have... Continue Reading →
The latest instalment of our student advice comes from Charlotte Tyrrell, who is about to start her third year. Try not to stress out As a mature student I didn’t have the nerves of waiting for A level results to see if I had got into the university of my choice. I knew months before... Continue Reading →
Jim Beach appeals for information from the descendants of those who served in an Army intelligence unit.