I’m just back from two weeks away and, as I’ve written before, historians tend to go on their holidays merely to find new histories. The past is, after all, everywhere when you look for it. Indeed, some of my weeks away were spent in the small harbour town of Watchet, Somerset. It’s a charmingly unpreposessing … More Holiday Histories
As we wrote earlier this week, Gloucestershire alumnus Tom Wilkinson has just received award recognising the publication of work based on his third-year dissertation work with us. In this post, he talks in his own words about his research, his passion for history, and what studying at Gloucestershire did for him. My decision to base … More In A Student’s Own Words: Tom Wilkinson
We’re proud and excited about the news that a former student of ours, Tom Wilkinson, has just received a prestigious award for work he conducted as part of his dissertation here at Gloucestershire. Tom’s dissertation, which I had the pleasure of supervising, centred on the experience of Tewkesbury Abbey during the Reformation. It was a … More Tom Wilkinson on Tewkesbury Abbey
For historians of the Reformation, bank holidays seem often to include some sort of visit to a church. Sure enough, this weekend just gone found me in Cirencester, a town I had somehow neglected to visit despite having lived for a few years now not twenty miles from it. Cirencester is particularly interesting for a … More The Use of Riches
Next Wednesday, February 19th, sees the first of our 2014 Applicant Days, which provide applicants who have applied to study at UoG the chance to spend a day with us, getting to know the campus, staff and what life here might be like for you! In the ‘getting to know you’ spirit, our colleague Dave … More Getting To Know Us!