Russia & Revolution - 6th Form visit London
On Tuesday 10th December, some of our Yr12 and Yr 13 history cohort travelled to the prestigious Emmanuel Centre in Westminster, London to attend a series of lectures relating to "Russia and Revolution". This is a key module in their A Level studies and was an informative event that allowed them to hear from experts in their field:
Dr Daniel Beer, Royal Holloway, University of London: The Collapse of the Romanov Dynasty: The Russian Empire in the Reign of Nichola II
Professor Robert Service, University of Oxford: Revolution, civil war and the rise of communism
Dr Catherine Merridale, Institute of Historical Research: Vladimir Lenin, Shaper of the Revolution
Dr Simon Huxtable, Goldsmiths, University of London: Utopia Postponed: Why Nikita Khrushchev didn't build communism
Dr Martin McCauley, University College London: Stalin, his dictatorship and legacy
Further to this, the students had the opportunity to hear from Dr Robin Bunce , who gave invaluable advice on how to structure exam answers and how to avoid making common mistakes. Dr Bunce is especially relevant as he is the person who wrote the textbook that we use as a foundation to the course!
The students behaved impeccably and were a credit to TENC. They were all able to make useful notes and were full of praise for the event, and some of the feedback is below.
"Good contextual knowledge - really brought it to life"
"To the point - really good to hear from experts"
"Dr Huxtable was very applicable to the exams"
Thank you to the students and to Mrs Bowers for making the day run so smoothly - despite London traffic making the return journey 4 hours long!
Mr Andrew Maldern