To what extent is the ‘Harrying of the North’ responsible for the contemporary economic disparity between the North and South?

James – Year 13 Student Editor’s Note: Year 13 student James submitted this fascinating essay on William the Conqueror‘s Harrying of the North to the Peterhouse College, Cambridge, annual Vellacott History Prize essay competition. James’s essay was a competition winner: as the judges noted, “[t]he standard of entries was high, but the judges felt that your essay stood … Continue reading To what extent is the ‘Harrying of the North’ responsible for the contemporary economic disparity between the North and South?

To what extent is the ‘Harrying of the North’ responsible for the contemporary economic disparity between the North and South?

James – Year 12 Student Editor’s Note: Year 12 student James has submitted this fascinating essay on William the Conqueror‘s Harrying of the North to the Peterhouse College, Cambridge, annual Vellacott History Prize essay competition. This competition requires entrants to first propose their own question, avoiding subject content previously or currently being studied as part of any history … Continue reading To what extent is the ‘Harrying of the North’ responsible for the contemporary economic disparity between the North and South?

How does knowledge of the past help prepare us for the challenges of the 21st century?

James – Year 12 Student Editor’s Note: The New College of Humanities (NCH) organise an annual essay competition open to ambitious and talented students from around the world who are in their penultimate year of secondary education (equivalent to Year 12 in the UK). This is an opportunity to show both academic potential and passion … Continue reading How does knowledge of the past help prepare us for the challenges of the 21st century?

How Equality of Opportunity Helps Drive the Economy

James – Year 12 Student One tenet of economic theory is the efficient use of resources or factors of production, be they land, labour, capital or entrepreneurship. This is because it reduces wastage and so these factors of production can be used for other purposes, facilitating greater economic growth. However, gross social inequality pervades our … Continue reading How Equality of Opportunity Helps Drive the Economy

Opinion: The Fallacy of a ‘Democratic’ People’s Vote

James – Year 12 Student City Square. Leeds town centre.25th of August. This momentous day played host to a dazzling pastiche of blue and gold EU flags and placards demanding a “People’s Vote Now”. In the wake of the Prime Minister’s decision to prorogue Parliament, the  crowd of ‘Remoaners’ felt energised, and the atmosphere reverberated … Continue reading Opinion: The Fallacy of a ‘Democratic’ People’s Vote

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