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Postgraduate Profiles: Charles Whitney – WWI Volunteers in Cheltenham

This post comes from Charles Whitney, who recently completed an MA by Research at the University of Gloucestershire. Charles was supervised by Dr Vicky Randall and Prof. Melanie Ilic. This research resulted from a project into former pupils […]

  Cheltenham culture 15 August 2018  

Alumni Stories: Alan Sparkes

In this new series of posts, we’ll be looking at what our former students do after they graduate in History at the University of Gloucestershire. It will demonstrate the various types of employment history graduates can go into, providing […]

  Alumni Stories 30 July 2018  

Postgraduate Profiles: Abi Murphy – British Women and American GIs during WWII

This post comes from MA by Research student in History at the University of Gloucestershire, Abi Murphy, who is being supervised by Dr Christian O’Connell and Prof. Melanie Ilic. Life as a research student is fairly new to […]

  American 25 July 2018  

Postgraduate Profiles: Simon Carpenter – Rethinking the Role of Sir Herbert Brewer

This post comes from MA by Research student Simon Carpenter, who is being supervised by Dr Christian O’Connell and Prof. Melanie Ilic. My research is focussed on Sir Herbert Brewer, who was Organist of Gloucester Cathedral between 1896 […]

  Higher Education 10 July 2018  

Uncomfortable Truths: Confronting the Reality of Our National Heroes

by Christian O’Connell The way nations remember, commemorate, and celebrate their national heroes and historical figures is a subject on which I have reflected a lot recently. Ever since the clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia over the statue of […]

  Christian O'Connell 1 June 2018  

The Past or the Future?

This post comes from the historian/archaeologist and Visiting Fellow at the University of Gloucestershire, Dr Tim Copeland. We are often reminded of positive uses the past can have regarding the future: ‘You need to understand the past in […]

  Events 15 May 2018  

History Day 2017

This post comes from third year undergraduate student at the University of Gloucestershire, Jenna Pateman.  On 31st October 2017, I attended the History Day hosted by the Institute of Historical Research at Senate House, London. The event consisted […]

  Events 5 December 2017  

The Archaeology of Cleeve Common

This post comes from Visiting Fellow in Landscape Archaeology at the University, Dr Tim Copeland.  The three tall radio masts on the hill above Cheltenham are ready identifiable from all parts of the town and much of the […]

  Events 13 November 2017  

Women’s Experiences of the Great Terror – new publication by Prof Melanie Ilic

I posted on our Facebook page in September that I had a book due to come out very soon, and now it’s actually here! Women’s Experiences of Repression in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe is a co-authored […]

  Conferences 18 October 2017  

Yad Vashem – The International School for Holocaust Studies

This post comes from second year undergraduate History student at the University of Gloucestershire Anna Cardy. Over the summer I was fortunate to travel to Israel with the Holocaust Educational Trust as part of the Ambassador Study Visit […]

  Events 9 October 2017