Category Archives: Teaching

Rewriting history: Russia invents an alternative Chernobyl story

In 1986 public opinion around the world was shocked when the full extent of the nuclear disaster that had occurred from an explosion at Reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in the Ukraine slowly became clear. Approximately 350,000 … Continue reading

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Radical readers in Richmond: New research explores the Left Book Club of the 1930s

New research by a member of Kingston University’s cutting-edge History teaching team offers some fascinating insights into the local impact of the famous Left Book Club of the 1930s. Published by Dr. Steven Woodbridge in the latest issue of the … Continue reading

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Erasing the Past: China’s censorship of the events of 1989

It is probably one of the most famous images of the late 20th century: a lone Chinese man showed incredible courage back in 1989, by defiantly standing in front of some Chinese tanks, apparently trying to block their way. Yet … Continue reading

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A Future Based on the Past: the scholarly and career benefits of studying History at postgraduate level

Why study history at postgraduate level? What do the expert commentators say? Here at Kingston University the History team often point our applicants to a range of sources which explain the huge benefits of postgraduate history, either at taught-course level or … Continue reading

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Insiders/Outsiders: New nationwide arts festival to celebrate wartime refugees and their cultural creativity

German and Austrian Jews who created art while being held in British internment camps in the early years of World War Two are to be celebrated in a new festival. Details have been announced in the UK of a new … Continue reading

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‘East of Suez’ – Theresa May re-opens Harold Wilson’s imperial closure

A special guest blog by Dr. Neil Partrick  www.neilpartrick Fifty years ago the British Government was struggling with austerity at home and exploring an uncertain international future. Nostalgia for what remained of Britain’s imperialism was not part of the ‘world … Continue reading

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