Edith Smith: The first Women Police and close connections to Grantham

By Olivia Hennessy, BA History, Level 1 To celebrate Women’s History Month, I would like to discuss a historic woman figure with a closer to home connection. Grantham...

A Silent “Vocal” Resistance – A Close Analysis on Panos Terlemezian’s A Shepard from Lori (1905)

By Deborah Ng, BA Art History, Level 3 (This passage was submitted as an assignment for my university course module “The Armenians: Crafting a Community in Dispersion” (2020-2021)....

Worker, Strike Activist and Trade Union Representative: Sarah Chapman and The Match-Women’s Strike

By Jem Knight, BA History, Level 2 If you know a little about the new trade unionism movement of the late nineteenth century and the Match-women’s strike of...

LGBTQ+ History Month – ‘Body, mind and spirit’: Body

By Olivia Hennessy, BA History, Level 1 LGBTQ+ History month’s theme for this year is ‘Body, mind, and spirit’. This month, in February, was founded first in the...

Michael Dillon: Aristocrat, Scholar, Physician, Monk and Man

By Jem Knight, BA History, Level 2 I had only recently come out as transgender when I ventured into Gay’s the Word bookshop in London for the first...

Music and History: Alan Bush and the Jarrow Hunger March

By Jem Knight, BA History, Level 2   Music helps to ground us in the study of history, it gives us cultural context to what was occurring at...

Holocaust Memorial Day: ‘Be the Light in the Darkness’

By Olivia Hennessy, BA History, Level 1 ‘We will continue to do our bit for as long as we can, secure in the knowledge that others will continue...

Where Did All the Romans Go?

  By Owen Chandler MA History   One summer while walking along Hadrian’s wall and visiting the numerous museums in Northumberland I was marvelling at the structures and...

Locked within an animation: The representation of Pocahontas

By Gemma McLean-Carr Second-Year History Student   Johann Friedrich Engel Pocahontas, c.1921. The life of Pocahontas (born Matoaka) has been frequently replicated and represented in literature, art and...

900 Years on from the Sinking of the White Ship

By  Victoria Barlow, History, Level 3 As a history undergraduate student, I’m taught that it’s not good practice to question ‘what if this had happened instead’. The possibilities...