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?