Wartime Revolutionaries: Cryptography, Cyanide and the SOE

One of the most famous images of the modern revolutionary is that of the defiant French Resistance fighter, obstructing their German occupiers through acts of sabotage and subterfuge. Yet the French, and other resistance movements in occupied Europe, were given invaluable assistance, training and weapons supplies by a lesser-known and fascinating organisation, the Secret Operations…

The Key to Charisma?

What sets successful politicians apart from the rest of their colleagues? In many ways the answer to this is the trait of being charismatic. When you look to all the most infamous leaders in history (Hitler, Churchill, Mandela), despite their vastly different ideologies, the common trait between them is their ability to inspire dedication and…

Meet your School of History Interns

The School of History runs its own internships providing history students the opportunity to develop their employability and participate in the running of the department. The internships cover a range of roles, from careers interns responsible for gathering and disseminating information, to assisting undergraduate recruitment and induction. They’re a friendly bunch and always eager to help, so…

Archival Experience

Both of us are enthusiastic about public history and making records / research accessible to a wider audience. After we have graduated, we want to go on to do postgraduate degrees and understand the importance of work experience in gaining a place. Amy is extremely enthusiastic about studying to become a certified archivist, while Claire…

Researching Early Modern Medicine

Over the summer, we decided to dedicate some of our extra time to history research. In part, we wanted the incentive to continue to study over the holidays. Primarily, though, we wanted to gain a small insight into what postgraduate research (and independent research in general) is like. Knowing that we both wanted to pursue…