This post comes from postgraduate student Simon Carpenter who is currently undertaking an MA in History by Research. Before embarking on my MA by research this Autumn, I had researched and had published several histories on mainly local subjects over the years. I was always well aware that no matter how many sources I investigated, … More The Historian’s ‘Problem’
This review was written by 2nd year undergraduate student Jenna M. Pateman. As November begins, I felt it was right to look back at this year’s Black History Month in Cheltenham, a yearly event put together by a number of collaborating organisations including the African Community Foundation Gloucestershire, the Borough Council, the University, and the Gloucestershire … More Black History Month in Cheltenham: A Review
I am currently working on a research project on the life and work of Thomas Arnold (1795-1842). A central figure in early nineteenth-century British life, Arnold was a leading Liberal Anglican theologian, headmaster of Rugby School (1828-41), and Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford (1841-2). Despite Arnold’s significance, scholarly interest has not been extensive … More “One vast and fearful struggle”: Thomas Arnold and the Social Progress of Nations.