I haven’t as yet posted anything on this blog about classroom exercises I’ve developed over the years. With that in mind, I thought that I would share this one with you; partly because it’s one of my favourites and also because it’s great fun. Of course, it’s a useful way of showcasing the digital resources our libaries pay a… Continue reading Teaching Las Vegas style!
Last week something unusual happened to me; I cried while reading a collection of primary sources. I had come across a bundle of photocopied obituaries taken from the Toynbee Record (the institutional periodical of the university settlement house Toynbee Hall) during the First World War. I stumbled on these documents by chance. I had actually… Continue reading The Historian’s Tears: Toynbee Hall & First World War Obituaries