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20th April 2016

St Brendan’s historians flocked to the Wills Memorial Building in Bristol recently, to attend the Bristol Sixth Form History Revision Conference. 

Dr Steffan Davies

Dr Steffan Davies

The non-profitmaking event, now in its third year, was set up to provide a conference for local A-level History students and aims to support them in the very demanding, increasingly popular subject. This year saw over 155 students and their teachers attend.

The event was sponsored by the BBC History Magazine, and St Brendan’s students joined peers from - Sir Bernard Lovell Academy, Backwell School, Mangotsfield School, St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School, Red Maid’s School, Clifton College and Redland High School for Girls.

The successful event, organised by Bristol University’s Widening Participation Officer Doug Jennings, and our very own History Teacher Mary Feerick, enabled students to further their studies in Russian History, Tudor England and 1919-1963 Germany, in preparation for their upcoming A-level exams. Expert speakers included Dean of Arts at Bristol University, Professor Ronald Hutton, Dr Tracey Sowerby from Keble College Oxford, as well as German history experts Dr Staffan Davies, Dr Clare Copley and Dr Marcel Thomas. Insightful talks ranged from Henry VII to life on either side of a divided Germany.