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?

De-mystifying the Despot: An EPQ Journey from West Yunnan to West Yorkshire

Julian Wood - GSAL Alumnus & Oxford Graduate Outstanding GSAL alumnus Julian Wood has recently graduated from Pembroke College, Oxford, with a degree in History & English. During his time in the Sixth Form at school, under the expert supervision of recently-retired deputy head Mr Lunn, Julian undertook an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ); here, Julian … Continue reading De-mystifying the Despot: An EPQ Journey from West Yunnan to West Yorkshire