Category Archives: History

A Missed Opportunity?

I was quite hesitant about posting this, especially on a day like today; but as I have mentioned before I tend to be fairly emotionally inert and I am not often afraid to stand up when I think its important. … Continue reading

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Why History isn’t Scientific

Part of last year’s orientation on History and Historiography was a discussion of whether History was scientific. Opinions were inconclusive but it was agreed that it wasn’t an Art! Today I came across this definition of a Scientific Theory, and … Continue reading

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Why “Great Man” History matters

Its been a while since I put thoughts on screen. In part this has been because of the arrival of school summer holidays, and a wonderful 10 day visit from my nephew and niece. All this has taken a but … Continue reading

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Free Education?

I have been reading alot about education recently, appropriate considering my hopeful career move, and I have come to a first conclusion; politics ruins education. Lets just get rid of the politics and the politicians, establish a profession of people … Continue reading

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Why British History Should Be Taught In Schools

I have been going over this in the back of my mind for a while now and I am still not entirely sure that I am settled with all the facts and balances, so expect a review of this – … Continue reading

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What is fustrating about History?

So what is so frustrating about History? Well this is History, and not history. For those of you who think I amĀ  as mad as a fish, history is what we read at school, it is passing us every moment … Continue reading

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I wasn’t sure how to kick this one off today. The weekend was a great example of the high and lows of being a dad, with my son being a nightmare about his homework and being far too excited to … Continue reading

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