Francesca - Year 11 Student Editor's Note: Talented student Francesca, now in Year 12, writes here about two prominent 18th century philosophers, namely Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) and Jean-Jaques Rousseau (1712-1778). Whilst both men were influential thinkers during the Age of Enlightenment, the 'intellectual and philosophical movement that dominated the world of ideas in Europe during … Continue reading According to Kant, is Rousseau a figure of the Enlightenment?
Elle - Year 13 Student Editor’s Note: This essay forms part of a collection of student works published in the 2020 edition of Salutaris, the GSAL Sixth Form academic journal. It was originally published here in The GSAL Journal. CPD Throughout the process of studying the discipline, it is inevitable that many individuals studying History have been asked as … Continue reading Can history teach us lessons?
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?
Jamie - Year 12 Student Editor’s Note: Writing for the New College of Humanities annual essay competition, Jamie Y12 writes expertly on the disciplines of history, economics and politics, examining the geopolitical challenges of the clash between China and the United States of America. He delves into this case study whilst crafting a broader historical … Continue reading How does the knowledge of the past help us prepare for the challenges of the 21st century?
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?
Oliver - Year 11 Student Editor's Note: Oliver Y11 writes expertly on Rommel, general and military theorist. He examines the validity of the ‘Rommel Myth’, addressing his prowess in battle and beyond, and answering the question at the crux of the myth: was Rommel a Nazi? Mei - Chief Editor, Humanities Journal Erwin Rommel is … Continue reading The Rommel Myth: Fact or Fiction?
Flossie - Year 10 Student Editor's Note: This wonderful short essay from Flossie (Year 10) looks at wartime rationing and the national response to it, before challenging us to think about our own attitudes and actions towards the supply of food during the current coronavirus pandemic. CPD World War 2 started on the 1st of … Continue reading What can we as 21st Century readers take from the 14 year rationing?
Nicole - GSAL Alumna (2019 Leaver) Editor’s Note: Former student Nicole (2019 Leaver) was an editorial member of Salutaris, the Sixth Form academic journal, during her time at GSAL. This thought-provoking essay was originally published in Salutaris 2019, a project led by Mrs Gray, E-Learning Designer. CPD Alexander Hamilton had a profound yet understated role in American history, … Continue reading Alexander Hamilton in American History
Tom - GSAL Alumnus (2019 Leaver) Editor’s Note: Former student Tom (2019 Leaver) was an editorial member of Salutaris, the Sixth Form academic journal, during his time at GSAL. This insightful essay was originally published in Salutaris 2019, a project led by Mrs Gray, E-Learning Designer. CPD For many humans in the 21st century, it is becoming increasingly … Continue reading A Brief Insight into Modern Terrorism
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?