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?

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 current 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 … Continue reading Did continual military expansion lead to the decay of the Carolingian Empire?

Should legal disputes be determined by artificial, rather than human, means?

Kate - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Talented Year 12 student Kate has written this insightful essay in response to the Robert Walker Prize for Essays in Law competition, organised by Trinity College, Cambridge. Launched in 2013, the Robert Walker Prize has three objectives: to encourage students with an interest in Law to explore that … Continue reading Should legal disputes be determined by artificial, rather than human, means?

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Mr Dodd - TGJ Staff Editor To rise to the challenges of the 21st century, we need to harness our full potential. That requires dismantling gender stereotypes. On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, let’s pledge to end the gender imbalance in science.UN Secretary-General António Guterres Today, February 11th 2020, is the … Continue reading International Day of Women and Girls in Science

‘What is wrong with bribery? How, if at all, should the law deal with it?’

Aditi Zamvar - Year 13 Student & Law Society Member Editor's Note: Aditi Zamvar, student leader of the Law Society at GSAL, wrote and submitted this challenging essay for the Robert Walker Prize for Essays in Law organised by Trinity College, Cambridge. The primary objective of the competition is "to encourage students with an interest … Continue reading ‘What is wrong with bribery? How, if at all, should the law deal with it?’

Could the neutrino be the most interesting particle in physics?

Flaka Tahiri - Year 13 Student Editor's note: This essay was originally published in The GSAL Journal in May 2019. Flaka was writing in response to a Write a Science Blog competition advertised in The GSAL Journal, and then went on to have her work entered into the She Talks Science blog competition run by Murray Edward's College, … Continue reading Could the neutrino be the most interesting particle in physics?