Dr Adam Smith

How do children learn history?

If you were a teacher, would you take your children somewhere where you knew they were going to be shouted at and made to do household chores for no pay? Perhaps that’s best left as a rhetorical question. On school trips to Holdenby House in Northamptonshire, where Charles I was held prisoner by the Scots,…

Widening Participation Success

The History Department has the best record of any department in UCL at converting applications from students at state schools into offers and acceptances. While 59.1% of our applications in 2011-12 came from state schools, 68.9% of our offers went to students at state schools and 72.5% of those who accepted came from that group.…