Remembering Passchendaele

The Passchendaele Offensive began on July 31 1917 and lasted a little over three months.
Torrential rain turned the battlefield into a sea of mud. By the beginning of November, the allies had gained only five miles of ground, with the loss of 240,000 men, 70,000 of them dead. German casualties numbered roughly the same at around 200,000. Historians still debate whether Passchendaele was worth the cost.

Promoting Diversity

Oxford University: Promoting Diversity This week, Oxford University has been in the news for two very different reasons. Firstly, it is making it compulsory for history undergraduates to write an…

Urban Foxes

In May 2015 Harry, my cocker spaniel, and I had the fright of our lives! Each day, we passed by some young foxes on our afternoon walk; they had rarely…