I bumped into a person the other day who made my mind wander about the past. He was a lifelong friend of my maternal granddad and he remembered him fondly with the words, "he was the best person. I miss him a lot." This frank admission made me hope that I would live such a…Read more Interviewing The Past
Somehow, somewhere, you must have come across the name 'Beowulf.' Even if you know absolutely nothing about it, there is a very slim chance that you have managed to go through your life in education without hearing the word. Perhaps your curiosity spurred you on to search this mysterious thing on Wikipedia or perhaps you…Read more What Do You Want Our Beowulf To Be?
People are celebrating the heroics of the D-Day landings today which I am sure you must know all about. However, there is one thing that I am a bit unsure about and I was wondering if anybody felt the same way. Surely the use of fireworks is a bit counter-intuitive to the memory of the…Read more Fearsome Fireworks
Whilst studying the Cold War, one issue continues to provoke a bewildered response inside me as my mind fails to grapple with the justifications for it. The nuclear arms race. By 1961, the US and the Soviet Union had the combined ability to destroy the world three times over. You would have thought it would…Read more Madness
How much do you know about the Cold War? As a student in the UK, before the second half of this academic year all I knew about it was that it was some sort of struggle involving spies and nuclear weapons but after nearly six months of studying it, I feel much more illuminated on…Read more Minds In A Haze, Lost In A Daze