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A ‘Fun’ Fad or the Future? Newly-released files show how British government officials remained ambivalent about the internet

It was the dawn of a new age of electronic communication, but British government officials had mixed feelings about the new world wide web when it emerged in the 1990s. Newly-released files made available at the UK’s National Archives at … Continue reading

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Fighting Franco: Commemorating the British volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

Eighty years ago this month, on 28th October, 1938, the volunteers of the ‘British Battalion’ joined the other volunteer Battalions of the International Brigades (IB) in Spain and held a poignant farewell parade, which included the transfer of their flags and … Continue reading

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Latest BBC History magazine offers a sound defence of studying History

The latest issue of the popular and best-selling BBC History magazine (October, 2018), which devotes its main article to Anne Boleyn (‘A victim of her father’s ambition?’), and also reflects on the nature of appeasement in the 1930s, includes some very sound advice, … Continue reading

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A Future Career Based on the Past: the benefits of studying History at postgraduate level

Why study history at postgraduate level? At this time of the year, when students are about to commence or re-commence their study of the past in History Departments at Universities right across Britain, including here at Kingston, it is good to pause … Continue reading

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Three Kingston history students win new blogging award

Three undergraduate history students from Kingston University’s History department were rewarded for their very hard work and contributions to the world of history blogs at a recent graduation ceremony. The three students – Timothy Lortal, Kate Riley and Adreanna Uttke … Continue reading

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A Future Career shaped by a History Degree

At this time of the year, when students are thinking carefully about where to study and what type of degree to pursue, it is good to pause for breath and reflect briefly on the value of studying history and the … Continue reading

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