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SHP Conference 2012: Off to a great start

How do you want a conference to begin? Richard and Neil provided 50 minutes of practical, engaging activities for GCSE – all designed and proven to deepen students’ thinking, knowledge and enjoyment of History ...

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SHP in London: Reflections on Christine’s Plenary

It’s impossible to imagine anyone better than Christine Counsell to keep the conference bubbling to the end – vitality, positive tone, body language, utter conviction. Impossible as ever for mere words to do justice to her session on "Disciplinary history for all: Why it matters, why it is so difficult and why we should not give up" – the best I can do is just note down some of my jottings ...

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SHP in London: Local History and the National Story

Why are people here on a Saturday in late November? No exam sessions, no functional reviews – the first two people I spoke to told me they’re here, hoping to leave ‘bubbling with enthusiasm’, inspired by ideas that will feed into their teaching, helping them inspire their students in turn. And the choice of Michael Wood to start the day has fitted this aim of ‘bubbling with enthusiasm’ really well...

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