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Semester 1 Summaries: Bethan Asher

Posted on: 16 December 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Crosby beach banner image

The first semester of my second year studying history at Liverpool has been a blast. Having lived in student accommodation at the on-campus Crown Place Halls of Residence last year, I was worried that living slightly further out of the city would be difficult. Quite the opposite- living in a house with five of my friends has been so much fun. Living in halls last year was exciting and a great way to make new friends with people doing a broad range of courses and all from different places. The university made such an effort to make halls feel like home with weekly activities to do with flatmates and events in the social areas. There are so many options here in terms of accommodation and the best thing is that most of them are pretty good value!

Visiting the Liverpool Conservation Centre of National Museums Liverpool

Posted on: 10 December 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Students at the conservation centre with Dr Chrissy Partheni.

In the centre of Liverpool, there is a very unassuming building that looks like a piece of history on the outside, holding a literal treasure of well-kept knowledge. This is rather reminiscent of the purpose we were there for, to examine pieces of art worn with history and pick apart their deeper meaning. The place I’m talking about is the Liverpool Conservation Centre of National Museums Liverpool, home of over 1500-year-old diptychs that I and a few lucky others have come to see.

Professor Charles Forsdick reflects on the importance of decolonising the curriculum

Posted on: 22 October 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Decolonising the Curriculum.

As part of BHM Professor Charles Forsdick reflects on the importance of decolonising the curriculum within the University of Liverpool’s relaunched MA in International Slavery.

‘Bath 250: A Virtual Conference to Mark the 250th Anniversary of the New Assembly Rooms At Bath’

Posted on: 13 October 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

On 30th September 1771, the Upper Rooms in Bath opened their doors for the first time. Two hundred and fifty years later, the Bath 250 conference welcomed scholars from across the globe to celebrate this momentous occasion.

We (won't) remember them

Posted on: 13 October 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

The statue of Edward Colston

You may have noticed that part of the title is in brackets. In this article, I intend to decipher whether the removal of Imperialist statues diminishes our remembrance of history.

Our Favourite Places to Visit Outside of the City

Posted on: 8 August 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Photograph of Crosby Beach

Sometimes you just want to take a break from city life, escape for a few hours. We know the feeling! We've put together a few suggestions of where you could go, including some stops along the way. So get your comfy trainers ready because you're about to go on an adventure.

‘News you’re not supposed to know’: Uncovering the birth of Liverpool Free Press 1971-77

Posted on: 10 May 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Image of newspaper clippings.

This little newspaper, run on a shoestring and staffed by part-timers in a tiny office, was responsible for investigating and breaking the news of a huge corruption scandal that ended with three prison terms for local councillors and business leaders.

Bridgerton's Regency style - what was fashion really like in the early 19th century?

Posted on: 29 April 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

19th century dress

Were you dazzled by Daphne Bridgerton's debutante dress in 'Bridgerton'? With its wardrobe of high waistlines and puffed sleeves, this hit show has made Regency fashion - and the idea of #regencycore - a key trend in 2021. We spoke to museum curator, Pauline Rushton, to find out what fashion was really like in the early 19th century.

World Heritage Day: a student's view

Posted on: 19 April 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Liverpool Museum and Library taken on a sunny day

For World Heritage Day 2021, we spoke to History student Hannah Schofield-Lea, currently completing a placement at the World Museum, Liverpool.

Four historic places to visit now in Liverpool

Posted on: 12 April 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Greenbank Park

After feeling like we have been stuck inside for an eternity, students across Liverpool can slowly start to enjoy the beautiful locations in this historic city. Whilst Liverpool’s museums and indoor facilities are closed, take advantage of the sun and being allowed outdoors and explore some historic sites.

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    Semester 1 Summaries: Bethan Asher

    Crosby beach banner image

    Posted on: 16 December 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

    The first semester of my second year studying history at Liverpool has been a blast. Having lived in student accommodation at the on-campus Crown Place Halls of Residence last year, I was worried that living slightly further out of the city would be difficult. Quite the opposite- living in a house with five of my friends has been so much fun. Living in halls last year was exciting and a great way to make new friends with people doing a broad range of courses and all from different places. The university made such an effort to make halls feel like home with weekly activities to do with flatmates and events in the social areas. There are so many options here in terms of accommodation and the best thing is that most of them are pretty good value!

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