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Latest SGS Historian edition now released

Issue Six of SGS Historian

Issue Six of the ‘SGS Historian’, a magazine created by Lower Sixth pupils in the History department, is now available to read.

The theme for this year’s publication is ‘Does History Repeat Itself?’ and stories include a look at the 1918 Influenza Pandemic vs 2019 Coronavirus Pandemic and Greenland and Iceland’s struggle for independence from Denmark.

The writing team this year was Alex Ward, Jessica Horsford, Harry Brown, Jack Brown, Gabe Keeble, Jack Stockton and Josh Martin, whilst Head of History Dr Stephen Smith and Head of Sixth Form Mr David Stone also contributed articles.

Speaking on behalf of the writing team, student Alex Ward said: “We felt history repeating itself was an appropriate topic to base the magazine around due to the concerningly cyclical nature of recent events, such as the 1919-1920 flu pandemic vs the 2019-2020 coronavirus pandemic, the rise of far right extremism or some recent religious and racial conflicts.”

Mr Stone added: “Whilst this is the sixth edition of this magazine, I do think it is important to recognise that this is the second issue to be produced during the coronavirus pandemic. This is important because we should recognise the impressive additional commitment to scholarship, beyond A-Level work, that is reflected in this publication. I have not been surprised that this year’s Lower Sixth form have willingly embraced the challenge of putting together this year’s issue of the SGS Historian.”

Click on the link below to access Issue Six of SGS Historian.

Download SGS Historian 2021