A big ‘thank you’ to Winstanley’s History Magazine editorial team, who despite lockdown, have put together the Spring/Summer Edition. This has been a real achievement and we are very grateful for their hard work in creating it; the diversity of topics is particularly impressive and worthy of merit.
This edition is extra special, not just because of the current circumstances, but also because we have contributors from local high schools. Back in February, a competition was launched for Year 9,10 and 11 pupils to write a piece for the magazine. This was to be 500 – 1000 words long and on any aspect of History that they found interesting. The prize was to have their essay published in the magazine and also to be awarded with a certificate and Amazon voucher.
After much deliberation, the 4 winning pupils were chosen. Congratulations to: William Knowles, Lewis Nicholson and Lily Graham from Fred Longworth High School and Lauren Moss from Hawkley Hall High School.
You can read the wining pupils’ articles, along with the contributions from the college’s own History students here
Topics covered in this unique lockdown edition include:
- Dunblane Massacre: The Shooting that Rewrote Gun Laws
- Mary and Elizabeth: A fear driven rivalry
- Historical Misrepresentation in Musical Theatre
- Jack The Ripper
- Victims of The ‘Whitechapel Butcher’ – How were they killed?
- My Great Grandad: Harold Wigley -A Japanese Prisoner of War
- Objectivity: The Great Myth
- The Life and Career of Olivia de Havilland
- Suffragette Movement
- Was Hitler a Socialist?
- What made a Spartan warrior?
We hope you enjoy it!