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Fees rise fallout

Welcome Week 2012 may have seemed the usual riot of massive nights, thronging freshers’ fairs, and the now obligatory Student Union indignation at some fresh disgrace by club promoters. All fuelled by enough personal pizzas to pave the way to East Didsbury and back. Same old, same old. However, there…

Ich Bin Ein Berliner!

With the headaches of revision and hangovers of Pangea still strong in the memory 100 students set off for the History Society’s weekend away to Berlin. Whilst some were after a weekend to forget their January blues, others were keen to celebrate the ending of the dreaded exam period with…

When bankers were good

At the turn of the nineteenth century when the Industrial Revolution was transforming Britain’s economy, manufacturing and commercial enterprises needed credit and investment; hence the proliferation of financial institutions across the country. Lloyds and Barclays were but a few of the banking giants that began in the nineteenth century and…

Interview with Hannah Barker

What first interested you in history? Studying ancient Egypt at primary school made me positive I wanted to be an Egyptologist. Quite how I then made the leap to the C18th I’m not sure, but my early love of ‘historical’ films of the 1950s and 60s (The Vikings, Robin of…