A century ago, Silvertown was devastated by an explosion so big that is was heard in north Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.
Author: Toby Butler
Academics, historians and former staff and students of Ruskin College in Oxford have launched a new online archive to record and crowd-source historical information about past students, following the controversial destruction of the college student records in 2012
Information about the recently-released issue 76 of the History Workshop Journal
Call for help to restore some of the damage done to the historical record by establishing an online database to trace the lives and achievements of past Ruskin students
Are historians are well placed to play a more important role in policy making, as Pamela Cox (a senior lecturer in Sociology at the University of Essex) argues? Please post your comments and join the discussion!
A protest will be held this Friday at 11 am, 30th November outside the Rookery entrance, Ruskin College, Oxford, demanding that the destruction of historic student records should stop and a petition signed by 7,500 people will be presented to Ruskin’s governors
HWO Editor Toby Butler, a former student of Ruskin College, shares his reaction to the destruction of Ruskin’s student records
Should history take a good look at geography and geology, where out-of-school learning and field trips are considered an essential part of the school and university curriculum?
To mark the official launch of the History Workshop Online website, Jorma Kalela, the author of a new book entitled Making History. The Historian and Uses of the Past, gives his thoughts on how History Workshop ideals might be relevant in the 21st century.
Editor’s blog about memories of deaths associated with massive construction projects and structures