Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Sunday 25th June 2017 | Manchester, UK

The History of Santa Claus

The History of Santa Claus

Santa Claus is the beloved figure of Christmas; his iconic look of a large man with a portly belly, wearing a red coat and hat, with a big white beard More »

Food Festivals From Around the Globe

Food Festivals From Around the Globe

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own Food is one among life’s endless delights. Throughout More »

Winter and Summer Solstice

Winter and Summer Solstice

Solstice occurs in June and December, and marks the longest and shortest days of the year, as well as the change of season. It is commonly associated with the ancient More »

Heloïse and Abélard

Heloïse and Abélard

The tale of the two lovers, Heloise and Abelard, and their scandalous affair has incited an exodus of literature, music and art. Hailing from 12th century Paris, both Heloise and More »

Federation Internationale de Corruptibles

Federation Internationale de Corruptibles

’Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.’ Frank Herbert The quote is from from the author of the Dune novels and perfectly describes the situation that More »