A Level students inspired by university lectures
KING’S School historians examined black America’s fight for civil rights from both a judicial and cultural perspective when two top university academics gave lectures to Year 12 students.
King’s Head of History Giles Barker invited distinguished academics Dr. Patrick Hagopian, from Lancaster University, and Professor Kevern Verney, from Edge Hill University, to give A Level students a preview of the sweeping yet detailed historical analysis demanded in today’s tertiary education.
Giles Barker said: King’s is extremely grate- ful to Professors Hagopian and Verney who gave immensely engaging lectures on civil rights revealing the breadth and depth of modern historical analysis and fascinating mix of political, socio economic and cultural influences that change history.
“They proved that History isn’t just about recording events but examining their many and varied causes and society’s reaction in the wake of those events.”
Professor Kevern Verney (left) and Professor Patrick Hagopian with King’s historians Hayden Thomas and Antonia Bianchi