Did continual military expansion lead to the decay of the Carolingian Empire?

Mei – Year 13 Student & Former Chief Editor, Humanities Journal Editor’s Note: Year 13 student Mei, founder and former Chief Editor of the school’s Humanities Journal, researched and composed this remarkable extended essay on the Carolingian Empire in response to the Robson History Prize essay competition organised by Trinity College, Cambridge. The judges were … Continue reading Did continual military expansion lead to the decay of the Carolingian Empire?

What have the rubbish dumps of Oxyrhynchus ever done for us?

Mei – Year 12 Student & Chief Editor, Humanities Journal Editor’s Note: In a rich vein of form and with her passion for classical studies burning bright, Year 12 student Mei, founder and current Chief Editor of the school’s Humanities Journal, writes once again for us here. In this essay she explores Oxyrhynchus, a well-known ‘rubbish dump’ … Continue reading What have the rubbish dumps of Oxyrhynchus ever done for us?

Was Achilles’ rage a symptom of conscious injustice or of an infantile psychopathologic disorder?

Mei – Year 12 Student & Chief Editor, Humanities Journal Editor’s Note: Year 12 student Mei, founder and current Chief Editor of the school’s Humanities Journal, researched and composed this daunting yet enlightening extended essay on Achilles, the mythological Greek hero of the Trojan War and the central character of Homer‘s Illiad. Mei writes here in response … Continue reading Was Achilles’ rage a symptom of conscious injustice or of an infantile psychopathologic disorder?

Did continual military expansion lead to the decay of the Carolingian Empire?

Mei – Year 12 Student & Chief Editor, Humanities Journal Editor’s Note: Year 12 student Mei, founder and Chief Editor of the school’s Humanities Journal, researched and composed this remarkable extended essay on the Carolingian Empire in response to the Robson History Prize essay competition organised by Trinity College, Cambridge. The aims of the Robson … Continue reading Did continual military expansion lead to the decay of the Carolingian Empire?

Was Ching Shih a brutal renegade or a visionary feminist?

Mei Whattam – Year 12 Student & Chief Editor, Humanities Journal Feminist. An advocate for women’s rights on the grounds of gender parity. Pirate. An individual who commits illegal acts at sea, including robbery, kidnap and torture. In this lies Ching Shih’s great enigma: she was unquestionably successful in protecting female status and upending the … Continue reading Was Ching Shih a brutal renegade or a visionary feminist?

News From… MUN of Hamburg 2019

Mei Whattam – Year 12 MUN Member & Editor-in-Chief, Humanities Journal GSAL delegates excel at the Model United Nations of Hamburg The 12 new delegates from GSAL flourished under the intensity of four days of debate, displaying zeal, avidity and ardour for their allocated topics across nine committees, assemblies and councils hosted at the Gymnasium … Continue reading News From… MUN of Hamburg 2019

Exceptional Contributions

Welcome to The GSAL Journal’s very own Hall of Fame 2020-21 Ayushman (Year 13) – EXTERNAL PUBLICATION: An examination of feasible rocket propulsion systems for a future single stage rocket. Although this excellent contribution has not been published in The GSAL Journal, for copyright reasons, Ayushman has been a regular contributor to The GSAL Journal … Continue reading Exceptional Contributions