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Posts published in “Year: 2017”

History Society Update

Happy Spring, everyone! Here’s hoping for some slightly drier and less cold weather to get us through until the start of summer. The upcoming few weeks are going to be a busy time for the History Society, and we’ve got lots of events for you to come along to and…

A Note From The Editors

With only a few weeks to go until the Easter holidays, we’re all trying to keep our heads up and smile through the pain of writing a million essays. The weather should be getting better, even though it isn’t really, but at least it doesn’t get dark at three o’clock…

Your Careers Update!

The countdown to Easter is now officially on, which is great news for all those stressed-out students. It’s really important to be thinking about careers now, especially if you are a final year and haven’t spent much time researching this. Worry not, however; we have tons of information from The…

Film in History: Films which best recreate the setting of the historical landscape

The big screen has had a love affair with history since technological advancement enabled the production of historical epics. From 1927’s Napoléon vu par Abel Gance, an impressive five hour silent epic to 2016’s World War II thriller Hacksaw Ridge. The events of history offer screenwriters the potential to create…

Gerald Kaufman: A Biography

After a long-lasting battle with illness, Sir Gerald Kaufman, father of the House of Commons and the UK’s oldest sitting MP, passed away 26 February 2017. Kaufman, the son of Polish, Jewish immigrants, was born in Leeds in 1930. After attending Leeds Grammar School, he studied philosophy, politics and economics…