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Well done to several Year 12 students who have worked very hard over Easter to prepare entries to the Robson Prize for History, held by Trinity College Cambridge. Aaron put his source skills to good use by asking 'What can paintings from the Dutch Golden Age teach us about daily life?', Alex B investigated the nature of New Labour, Alex T considered the cause of the violent ethic cleaning that devastated Yugoslavia at the end of the 20th century, and Theo explored how far the Meiji Restoration satisfied different definitions of revolution.

Each student worked incredibly hard to research a historical topic well beyond the confines of their A Level course. The aim of the Robson Prize is to encourage ambitious and talented Year 12 students considering applying to university to read History—each of these students certainly is ambitious and talented, and we wish them well with the competition! Do come to History Club (Thursday lunch times) or speak to your History teacher to find out about more opportunities in History.

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