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History Summer School

‘Aug 10th-12th – University of London Union – Age 15-18.

The course aims to give students a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of modern history, to evaluate different approaches, generate their own ideas and debate these with other students.

Students will be introduced to aspects of the subject rarely encountered at school but highly important in the study of history at university. These include arguments about the purpose of historical study, the proper use of evidence, the nature of historical truth, the link between politics and culture, and the ways in which individuals relate to social structures and systems of thought.

Students will develop their skills in evidential and textual analysis through case studies, and will be provided with supporting material to pursue these ideas further. During the course we will use case studies ranging from Magna Carta to the Cuban Missile Crisis, and evaluate evidence from a wide range of sources. Students will also read and discuss extracts from the works of major historians and philosophers.

The History Summer School provides a rigorous, stimulating and supportive environment in which students encounter and critically engage with new ideas. It provides an insight into the advanced study of history and would be suitable to those who intend to study History at university. 

A full schedule and booking form is available at You can download a poster advertising this event.

The price inclusive of all tuition, extensive learning materials and certificates is £195 per student. Debate Chamber offers a limited number of partial bursaries for those who would have financial difficulty in attending otherwise – please see our website for details.

To book a place or places at the History Summer School, or if you have any further questions, simply call on 01865 515030, email or use the booking form on the website. Places can be booked by individual students, parents, or through the school. For more information regarding this or other Debate Chamber courses visit’


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