A Level stu­dents in­spired by univer­sity lec­tures

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

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

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