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Oxford University Professor’s talk inspires History students

A guest speaker from the University of Oxford, Professor Adam Smith, visited College to talk to History A Level students about the American Civil War and why the North defeated the South during that conflict.

The students have chosen the American Civil War as the focus of their coursework this year and gained some invaluable insights from the presentation.

The visit was organised by Faculty Leader and History tutor Larry Auton-Leaf who felt that the students would benefit from hearing from an American Civil War specialist.

Professor Smith, the Edward Orsborn Professor of United States Politics and Political History at Oxford, said he was impressed with the quality of questions from the students.

Tutor Kieran Clements, who hosted the event and is pictured with the Professor and some of the students, said: "I was delighted to welcome Professor Smith to the College. Our students were really engaged by his session and learned so much from it. It is a tribute to the College that a lecturer from such a prestigious institution as Oxford University would give up their time to come and speak to our students."

The History faculty has other visits by academics planned for the forthcoming year.


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