‘It has been really reassuring for me seeing how the history department has handled the move to online learning’. A History student reflects on studying in a pandemic

Today we have another post from one of our History students at Northampton. Charlotte has just completed year two and reflects on studying History in a pandemic.  We have all been impacted by Covid-19 for months now and I just wanted to give people a bit of an insight about my experience of how the... Continue Reading →

Should we teach ‘difficult’ history in schools?

One twenty-two-year-old (Instagram ‘influencer’ Freddie Bentley, pictured above) recently caused consternation by suggesting topics such as climate change and Brexit should be taught in schools rather than the history of the Second World War. It followed comments by contestants on the reality show The Apprentice that revealed that they weren’t sure of the dates of... Continue Reading →

Second-year History students visit Imperial War Museum

One feature of the History degree at Northampton is a recurring opportunity to engage with optional field trips. Students posing in front of historical military hardware at the Imperial War Museum! Last Thursday sixteen second-year students took a break from their normal classes to visit the Imperial War Museum.  Most were studying the optional module HIS2014 First... Continue Reading →

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