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44BC – The Ides Of March

Following the abolition of the Roman kingdom c. 509BC, the Roman Republic was created. This comprised of a system in which the government contained a variety of appointed officials from noble families, called senators. The main leading figures of the government were two consuls, with new consuls being appointed each…

A Note From The Editors

  We are at that point in the semester where students are excited for the upcoming Christmas holidays but are bogged down with assignments. Nights are getting darker, deadlines are getting closer, library sessions are getting longer, and exam revision is looming. Why not take a break from all that…

1644 Ming-Qing Transition In China

The Qing dynasty was China’s last dynasty, and it lasted from 1644-1912. This period under the Qing dynasty constructed and built upon the foundations for modern China, and its coming to power in 1644 marked the beginning of modern China. However, its demise in 1912 also saw the start of…

Your Careers Update!

It’s nearly Christmas, and the month-long holiday is the perfect time to be thinking a little bit more about careers. With 2017 fast approaching, planning where you might want to be in years to come is a great idea- and there is loads of help available if you want to…

Easter Rising In Ireland

100 years since the rising that changed a nation As Patrick Pearse stood outside the General Post Office (GPO) in Dublin and read out the proclamation of the Irish Republic, those who listened knew this marked what was to be the beginning of the end of the British occupation 26…