Lower Sixth historians visited Cecil Sharp House in Camden for a day of talks from academics on the French Revolution.
The lectures provided the girls with a deeper understanding of various aspects of the A Level course as well as an experience of university-style lectures. Dr Michael Rapport encouraged our historians to see the Revolutionary period in the light of other global developments at the time, such as the slave trade and the growth of empires. Professor Munro Price spoke on whether Louis XVI had to die, giving us an excellent overview of revolutionary thinking in the 1780s and 1790s.
Coming away with a new perspective on the Revolutionary period, the day was completed with the surprise of seeing Joe Sugg and Diane Buswell, dance partners in Strictly Come Dancing, rehearsing in the same venue!