Category Archives: modern history

Battleaxes and Benchwarmers’ Trip to Parliament

By Beckie White, 3rd Year Archaeology & History student On Tuesday 12th March 2019, a group of final year History students at the University of Reading took a trip to Parliament. This trip was undertaken by students enrolled on the … Continue reading

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The 1975 European Community Referendum: The First of Two … or of Three?

by Dr Linda Arch On 5 June 1975 the UK held a referendum in which the electorate were asked the following question: Do You Think that the United Kingdom should stay in the European Community (the Common Market)? Voters were … Continue reading

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Department seminar series, spring term 2019

All seminars are held on Wednesday at 4:30–6pm in Edith Morley 128. Refreshments are provided and all are welcome! Wednesday 23 rd, January, Professor Rebecca Rist (Reading), ‘Were Medieval Popes Anti-Judaic or Anti-Semitic?’ Wednesday 6 th February, Dr Dafydd Townley … Continue reading

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Midnight Mass, the Stone Roses, and ‘cuddling boys’: Recollections of Christmastime and New Year’s Eve in teenage girls’ diaries, 1970-1998

by Amy Gower, PhD student. Christmas evokes a sense of nostalgia in many of us, as a holiday wrapped up in tradition, family, and the home. Through my research into the diaries of teenage girls from the 1970s, 80s and … Continue reading

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Fieldwork Notes: ‘Just smile and be friendly Beth, you’ll do fine…’

by Beth Rebisz, Ph.D. student For the two months running up to my departure in July for Nairobi, Kenya, I did what I do best: worry. I worried (for no reason) that my visa wouldn’t be accepted. I worried that … Continue reading

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