History - past imperfect

Kathryn McNeil

Yorkshire & Humber
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Interest groups - a range of topics on history and the teaching of history
13th February 2020
16Th Century | 15Th Century | Reformation | History Teaching

I am happy to provide talks on any aspect of English history from the 15th to 16th centuries, especially religious and political aspects. I am also willing to talk about the causes and effects of the European Reformation particularly about Martin Luther and the spread of Lutheranism. In English history I am well prepared to talk about most aspects of the reigns of all the Tudor monarchs from Henry VII to Elizabeth.

My second aspect of talks concerns the teaching of History in secondary schools from the mid 1980s to the present day. I trace the rationale behind the modern changes to the history curricula and how history teaching in schools has been used as a political football throughout the ages. I use a liberal dose of humour in these educational discussions!

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About Kathryn McNeil

I am a soon-to-be retired history teacher living in South Yorkshire. I am an Oxford graduate and I have spent 35 years in the teaching of history in a range of secondary schools all over England, I have also taught abroad in the University of Miskolc in NE Hungary as well as having been a tutor in two university education departments in the UK. I am currently studying for a Ph.D in History at the University of Lincoln although I am currently taking an interruption to my studies.

I have taught students from the ages of 10 to 21 and covered many examination courses specialising at A Level. Many of my past students have gone on to read History at degree level including Oxbridge.

I am very happy to deliver talks on many topics in history, specialising in the 15th to 16th centuries as well as talking about current methodologies in history teaching in secondary schools. These latter talks are with a humorous bent!

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