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Latest SGS Historian issue looks at misrepresentation in History


Issue Seven 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 ‘Misrepresentation in History’ and articles include a look at whether or not Napoleon was a villain or a visionary and the inclination in ancient literature to cast independent women in a negative light.

The writing team this year was Juliet Shiel, Eloisa Burton, Harry Wilkinson, Alexander Beer, Kate Horsley, Maddie Corcoran, Hayley Collins, Talia Zelhof and Hadiya Adam, with Maya Anderson leading on design and editing, alongside her article on the misrepresentation of black experiences following the arrival of the Empire Windrush.

Speaking on behalf of the writing team, student Harry Wilkinson said: “We chose to do misrepresentations in History as it’s a topic we all found to be interesting and relevant to many current topics and thought it would be fascinating to delve deeper into some of history’s many stories.”

Head of Sixth Form Mr David Stone added: “In choosing to look at stories, individuals and episodes from history through the lens of misrepresentation, this year’s SGS Historian team have chosen to challenge the accepted dogma and, through revisionism, test the accepted narrative on some key moments in history!

“They have embraced this chance to break free from the narrow confines of the A-level specification and, for some, seized this opportunity to return to the exploration of the past; making connections with interests in other disciplines.”

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

SGS Historian – Issue 7 (pdf)