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Jun 26

Anglia Ruskin University: English Fest and History Fest

June 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

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History Fest & English Fest

26th June 2019

ARU Cambridge




Our History Fest and English Fest welcomes Year 12 students and teachers. Join us to take part in engaging lectures, get a taster of University study and talk to the examiners.

History sessions will include:

  • What made a good Bolshevik?
  • Did America need a Civil War?
  • 1832 – The Great Revolutionary Reform Act?
  • Why did monarchy survive the British Civil Wars?
  • From Windrush to Rivers of Blood
  • Martin Luther King – What did he really achieve?
  • How did Stalin get away with his dictatorship?
  • Who killed the East India Company?
  • How to be accused of being an Early Modern Witch
  • Suffragettes or Suffragists – who gets your vote?
  • University Taster- Not so Gorgeous Georgians? How the Eighteenth Century Smelt
  • Down and Dirty with the Documents- Churchill, Appeasement and the Churchill Archive

English sessions include:

  • Christina Rossetti’s Poetic Techniques
  • Listening to the past: what does literature sound like?
  • Interactive Lecture: The Moomins and the Great Flood, WWII and the Creation of the ‘Refugee’
  • University Taster: History of the English Language
  • Key A-level English texts

Working with you

Staff sessions include:

  • Introductions to postgraduate study
  • History and English at ARU
  • Examiner session
  • Partnerships and networking: How can we help?


Students will gain:

  • A deeper understanding of key texts
  • Insight into study at University level
  • An understanding of different academic approaches to their chosen subject


Teachers will gain:

  • Greater insight into differences between school and HE history to be able to better support their students’ transition
  • Understanding of opportunities for their own CPD via masters and research study
  • An exploration of current history teaching practice and opportunities for further collaboration


We look forward to seeing you!


June 26, 2019
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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