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  • Remembering Rodney Lowe (1946-2018)

    Remembering Rodney Lowe (1946-2018)Martin Gorsky writes: Here in the Centre we were sorry to hear about the death on 1st December 2018 of our friend Rodney Lowe.  He was Emeritus Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Bristol and had been one of the first external members and supporters of our Centre.  Rodney was a contemporary historian ...

  • Part 2 – Centenary of the Armistice: what should we remember?

    No Peace without Social Justice. By Martin Gorsky, Professor of History. I talked in my first blog for the Armistice about the importance of understanding the feelings of ordinary soldiers who served in the First World War.  On Remembrance Sunday a film was televised that allowed us to do just that, Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow ...

  • Part 1 – Centenary of the Armistice: what should we remember?

    1.  Dulce et Decorum Est. By Martin Gorsky, Professor of History. In a year of big anniversaries – the NHS, Alma Ata, birth of the WHO – November 2018 brings the centenary of the armistice that marked the end of the First World War.  For us in the London School this one matters every bit as much ...