Oliver D Jones OM05-12 and Nick Wright OM05-12, who last summer scaled the impressive academic heights of Firsts in their History degrees from KCL and Cambridge respectively, returned to Monmouth School to present to the Agincourt Society (joint history society for Sixth Formers of both schools).
They regaled the current Sixth Form historians with accounts of their historical discoveries. Oliver spoke of his work on Caribbean and Deep South cultural history, investigating the impact on music and language of the African diaspora. He is about to continue this work as an MA dissertation at Cambridge. Nick, who is heading to London to become a barrister, explained his insights into Anglo-American policy towards China in the 1960s.
Both spoke eloquently and passionately of the delights and difficulties of being research students and did much to inspire the current Sixth Formers.The Agincourt Society is a Sixth Form History Society run jointly with HMSG. Its meetings include debates, external speakers and students giving papers. Any OM who has been involved in historical writing or research or who has a good political/historical story to tell would be exceedingly welcome to share their experiences with current Sixth Formers. Please contact Dr JM Harrison Head of History, JM.Harrison@monmouthschool.org