History Fest & English Fest
26th June 2019
Our History Fest and English Fest welcomes Year 12 students and teachers. Join us to take part in engaging lectures, get a taster of University study and talk to the examiners.
History sessions will include:
- What made a good Bolshevik?
- Did America need a Civil War?
- 1832 – The Great Revolutionary Reform Act?
- Why did monarchy survive the British Civil Wars?
- From Windrush to Rivers of Blood
- Martin Luther King – What did he really achieve?
- How did Stalin get away with his dictatorship?
- Who killed the East India Company?
- How to be accused of being an Early Modern Witch
- Suffragettes or Suffragists – who gets your vote?
- University Taster- Not so Gorgeous Georgians? How the Eighteenth Century Smelt
- Down and Dirty with the Documents- Churchill, Appeasement and the Churchill Archive
English sessions include:
- Christina Rossetti’s Poetic Techniques
- Listening to the past: what does literature sound like?
- Interactive Lecture: The Moomins and the Great Flood, WWII and the Creation of the ‘Refugee’
- University Taster: History of the English Language
- Key A-level English texts
Working with you
Staff sessions include:
- Introductions to postgraduate study
- History and English at ARU
- Examiner session
- Partnerships and networking: How can we help?
Students will gain:
- A deeper understanding of key texts
- Insight into study at University level
- An understanding of different academic approaches to their chosen subject
Teachers will gain:
- Greater insight into differences between school and HE history to be able to better support their students’ transition
- Understanding of opportunities for their own CPD via masters and research study
- An exploration of current history teaching practice and opportunities for further collaboration
We look forward to seeing you!