KING’S Ely Senior students have enjoyed two excellent History Cafes this term, setting the bar very high for those that follow after the February half term break.
First up was Mrs Jackson, who delivered an interesting and provocative talk entitled ‘The Suffragettes: Law Breakers or Lawmakers.’ Mrs Jackson looked into both sides of the argument regarding the suffragettes’ contribution to female suffrage and also told some interesting and inspiring stories of the deeds and heroism of individual suffragettes. Personal accounts of the sufferings of those who endured forced feeding were particularly hard hitting.
The following History Cafe was delivered by Mr McGrath, who addressed a full house for the fourth year running, proposing the question: ‘How do we make History?’. The talk began with an exploration of the more abstract concepts of the nature of History before Mr McGrath explored how the development of the UAE, and particularly Dubai, occurred through the combination of big thinking and dogged perseverance in the pursuit of a goal.
History Café, which is the brainchild of King’s Ely’s Head of History, Colin Currie, returns after half term on February 28th.