Trip to Portsmouth

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CTC Students (historians and non-historians, including all the boarders) enjoyed a trip to Portsmouth where they visited the new Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior (launched 1860). There was a satisfying degree of interest and enthusiasm: Olivia Eksarho (a non-historian who wants to do medicine) remarked “I think I am living in the...

The Great Witch Hunt

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On Tuesday 1 October the CTC History Society were hosts to Professor Ronald Hutton of the University of Bristol, who gave us an electrifying lecture on ‘The Great Witch Hunt’ in early modern Europe and related it  to disturbingly similar practices elsewhere in the modern world.  An audience of students and staff,  historians and non-historians, responded with rapt...