On Friday 19 November, a group of invited Sixth Form Humanities students were present at a fascinating talk given by two leading academics. We were delighted to welcome Professor Paul Jackson and Dr Daniel Jones from the University of Northampton to talk about Fascism & Anti-Fascism in Modern Britain.
Professor Jackson gave an overview of how fascism has developed in Britain since the 1930’s taking girls on a journey from Oswald Mosley to Rivers of Blood to the 1979 General Election. Dr Jones is the Searchlight Archivist at Northampton and discussed the TV show ‘Ridley Road’ and the real story behind the groups depicted in the story. There was time also for some great questions from the audience regarding links between Fascism and Fake News and the changing situation in the East Midlands.
Overall, it was a brilliant opportunity for the girls to reinforce their learning from lessons in History, Politics and Philosophy & Ethics.