Chetham’s Library

A few weeks ago me and my friend Corinne paid a visit to the oldest known public library in the English speaking world. Chetham’s library can be found in Manchester, right next to The Printworks and the National Football Museum, and is home to some very interesting and equally amazing histories. I didn’t even know it existed! It is very well hidden but upon entering … Continue reading Chetham’s Library

Deeds Not Words Book Launch

February has been a super exciting month, and the thing I was most looking forward to was the book launch of Dr Helen Pankhurst’s new release- Deeds Not Words. For those of you yet to make the connection, Helen Pankhurst is the grand-daughter of Sylvia Pankhurst and therefore the great-grand-daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the British suffragette movement. As I am a) politically active, … Continue reading Deeds Not Words Book Launch

Women’s Social and Political Union

One of my biggest inspirations in life, as a woman and as a lover of all things democratic, comes in the form of the WSPU- Women’s Social and Political Union. In the late 1800s and early 1990s, the NUWSS (National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies) were actively making peaceful attempts to expand the rights of women in the UK, specifically by demanding that they have … Continue reading Women’s Social and Political Union

Germany’s Dark Tourism-Part 2

THE STASI PRISON The most fascinating of the places I visited in Berlin was the STASI prison. I’m not sure if it is because the topic of the German Federal Republic interests me hugely or my interest in crime and punishment, but this part really stunned me. The tour guide was incredible. She was German herself, from the West of Berlin. It was clear her … Continue reading Germany’s Dark Tourism-Part 2

Germany’s Dark Tourism- Part 1

SACHSENHAUSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP So as the blog (and Instagram) has recently displayed, I recently visited Berlin. One of the best trips of my life is an understatement to show how much I truly enjoyed every second. However, the other day I was contemplating what it was I enjoy so much about the history of Germany. The entire history of Germany is VERY broad and I … Continue reading Germany’s Dark Tourism- Part 1

Emmeline Pankhurst/Freedom or Death

This gives me goosebumps whenever I listen to it. Here is a youtube video presenting the audio of a re-enactment of the famous speech, originally spoken 1913 in Connecticut by suffragette, Emmeline Pankhurst. It gives me all the inspiration and motivation I need to keep at my studies and keep planning the future. “You have two babies very hungry and wanting to be fed. One … Continue reading Emmeline Pankhurst/Freedom or Death

Dr Michael Scott on Globalisation

Living in the cheery old town of Blackpool, it isn’t often I get the opportunity to experience talks first-hand from award-winning or renowned historians. When I found out Dr Michael Scott would be doing a lecture in Lytham I was super excited to attend, despite having interests in more modern history than ancient. He has been to my college before too due to my teacher’s … Continue reading Dr Michael Scott on Globalisation