Should the West return cultural artefacts to their former colonial territories?

Oliver - Year 12 Student Editor’s note: Year 12 student Oliver writes here in response to the thought-provoking Art History essay title set for the New College of the Humanities essay competition, 2021. ‘Should the West return cultural artefacts to their former colonial territories?’ – what are your thoughts on this controversial issue? CPD Touring the British Museum is … Continue reading Should the West return cultural artefacts to their former colonial territories?

Mental health issues in the modern world

Anonymous - Year 12 Student Editor’s note: A Year 12 student who wishes to remain anonymous writes here in response to the thought-provoking psychology essay title set for the New College of the Humanities essay competition, 2021. ‘Discuss the sources of mental health issues in the modern world’ – what are your thoughts on this important issue? CPD The … Continue reading Mental health issues in the modern world

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?

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?

Supposing that everyone in the world really could speak English, would that mean that learning other languages was a waste of time?

Imogen - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Following her first essay published in The GSAL Journal on 'How has warfare changed since WWII?', talented Year 12 student Imogen returns with this convincing essay written in response to the Newnham College (Cambridge) Modern & Medieval Languages Essay Prize. All female students currently in Year 12 at … Continue reading Supposing that everyone in the world really could speak English, would that mean that learning other languages was a waste of time?

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?

Podcast: In Our Time

Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor In Our Time https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qykl In Our Time is one of the BBC’s most successful academic discussion programmes. It covers a wide range of topics, including history, philosophy, religion, culture and science, with insightful contributions from leading academics in their chosen field. Each forty minute episode is available to download … Continue reading Podcast: In Our Time