Tag Archives: Heritage

In Defence of History: experts reject criticisms of their field of study

A short while ago I was faced with having to explain to a sceptical audience why it was still important to study the Ancient Greeks and their views of both history and politics. I pointed out that the Athenian thinker … Continue reading

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History as Heritage: UK’s War Memorial Trust celebrates its 20th birthday

As a historian, I have long been fascinated by memorials of all kinds, including the many war memorials that can be found in numerous towns and villages and other locations across the United Kingdom. On many occasions, when visiting some … Continue reading

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Beer and Kingston: The Surrey town’s long history of brewing

Sometimes historical research can be an arduous business. Research for this blog post necessitated extensive field work, initially at Kingston Workingmen’s Club and Institute, venue for the Surrey town’s annual beer and cider festival, held each May. The festival is … Continue reading

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