Historical things to get involved in and look out for

Girls are working really hard in their lessons and their independence and curiosity are infectious.  There are a number of things on and coming up that they might also want to take advantage of.

On Monday 20th October, The Mount will be hosting the regional heat of the Historical Association’s ‘Great Debate’.  Students aged 16-18 are challenged to speak for 5 minutes about ‘What the Magana Carta means to me.’  Students can also choose any other topic that concerns civil liberties if they prefer.  There is more information at: http://www.history.org.uk/resources/secondary_news_2183.html.  Hopefully we will have a strong entry to compete with other local schools.

Anyone going to London in the next few months will be spoilt for choice for excellent exhibitions.  Highly spoken of is the British Museum’s exhibition about Ming China: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/ming.aspx.  Likewise, the V&As ‘Pictures of Protest and Revolution’: http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/3171/a-world-to-win-posters-of-protest-and-revolution-4588/.  ‘Germany: memories of a nation’ should be a priority for anyone Year 10 to College II.  It starts at the British Museum shortly: https://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/germany_memories_of_a_nation.aspx

Closer to home, try not to miss ‘Regeneration’ on now at The Theatre Royal in York. Also, the Castle Museum’s exhibition about the First World War.  There will also be a local history exhibition in Fulford on Saturday 18th October and Mount girls have been asked to take part.

Do share any other news of great historical things happening and they will be posted!


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