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?

Can history teach us lessons?

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?

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?

Competition Winner: Should “freegans” be prosecuted? (IS)

Izzy - Year 9 Student Editor's Note: This outstanding essay by Izzy was a very worthy winner of this year's GSAL Year 7-9 Essay Competition organised by Mr Yates as part of the 2008 Society and open to all students. Izzy is an outstanding student who has already been published twice in The GSAL Journal: … Continue reading Competition Winner: Should “freegans” be prosecuted? (IS)

In the 21st Century is there a case for a Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities, and if so what should these be?

Alfie - Year 9 Student Editor's Note: This excellent essay was a 'highly commended' entry into the GSAL Year 7-9 Essay Competition organised by Mr Yates as part of the 2008 Society and open to all students. Alfie has previously had a review of the book 'I Am Malala' published in The GSAL Journal. The … Continue reading In the 21st Century is there a case for a Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities, and if so what should these be?

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?