Women in History – Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace (1815 – 1852) is a perfect example of a woman overcoming the restrictions of her time. Despite being born in nineteenth century England, Ada Lovelace progressed to be a brilliant, young and well-known mathematician – later even known as ‘the first programmer’ although this is an ongoing debate. Upon her mother’s instructions, Ada … Continue reading “Women in History – Ada Lovelace”

Women in History – Phoolan Devi

Shedding light on marginalised people of history is important and many incredible women are unfortunately a part of that. While some of these women with their actions are by no means role models, they show us the rise of women in a society where patriarchy was rife, and oppression was the norm. Phoolan Devi’s story … Continue reading “Women in History – Phoolan Devi”

Korean History and Its Impact Today

By growing up in England, in history we all learn about the Tudors, the Stuarts, the First and Second World Wars and so on. There is only diversity in what you learn as you decide to study history as a subject, only as you progress into A levels and pursue history at degree level in … Continue reading “Korean History and Its Impact Today”

Holocaust Memorial Day

With it being Holocaust Memorial Day this week, I thought I should share my own personal experiences with the ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ Project from the Holocaust Educational Trust. This is an incredible organisation that has dedicated itself to educating young people about the Holocaust and the effects it has had on people through time, giving … Continue reading “Holocaust Memorial Day”