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15th April 2015

On Wednesday 26th March nearly 300 students from nine different Sixth Forms across the region including St Brendan’s came together to take part in the Bristol Sixth Form History Conference organised by a team headed by Doug Jennings, Bristol University’s Widening Participation Officer and our very own Mary Feerick. 

Dr. Rob Johnson Talking

Dr. Rob Johnson Talking

The students all mixed together in the four key strands of the conference which covered many of the most popular A-level History options. This non-profitmaking annual event now in its second year was set up to provide a local conference for Bristol based A-level History students, to support them in this very demanding, increasingly popular academic subject.

Lectures were held at the University of Bristol and students were escorted around the Conference by the University’s Student Ambassadors, giving them a chance to experience university life as well as be inspired by excellent speakers. In total lectures were delivered by twelve different doctors and professors from the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Exeter, Oxford and Warwick and by Paula Kitching from The Historical Association.