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Anglia Ruskin University: English Fest and History Fest


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History Fest & English Fest

26th June 2019

ARU Cambridge




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!

June 26 2019


Date: 26 June 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Anglia Ruskin University

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Cambridge,CB1 1PTGB

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