History

Prof William Doyle gives lecture to History students

On Thursday 22nd November, we were delighted to host the esteemed Prof William Doyle, a leading authority on the French Revolution, to talk to students both from Headington and neighbouring schools about the revolutionary wars.

Students sit in chairs while Prof William Doyle stands at front with one girl.
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Fascinating lecture series offers new perspectives on Second World War

U6 girls enjoyed a History in Action event on the subject of Democracy and Dictatorship in Germany in the Emmanuel Centre, London, on Wednesday 14th November.

The History students were treated to Sir Max Hastings revised interpretation on why war broke out in 1914 and just how unavoidable engagement in this conflict was for Britain. They heard a very interesting lecture on the cult of the dead in Nazi Germany before listening to an excellent talk by the esteemed Sir Richard Evans on the significance of war in Nazi ideology.

Girls sit in auditorium in front of screen showing black and white Second World War images
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Girls dip toe in Russian revolution

On Friday 24th November the A Level and IB historians traveled to central London to take part in a conference looking at Russian history, from the fall of Nicolas II to the dictatorship of Josef Stalin. 

Alongside nearly 500 other students exploring this period of History, the girls were able to hear from historians including Prof Robert Service and Prof Martin MacCauley, as well as receiving advice from a senior examiner. 

Girls sit in lecture theatre
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