Category Archives: History


History Talk

History Talk by Joanna WilliamsOn 4th October, the History Department were delighted to welcome back former history teacher and head of department, Joanna Williams, now the author of a new biography on Abel Heyward, former mayor of Manchester.

Joanna delivered a fascinating talk about her research and provided students with an interesting insight into the life and career of the radical mayor.

Following the warm reception given by our sixth form students, Joanna has offered to come back into school in the summer term to deliver a workshop based around her new research focus: Lydia Becker, a campaigner for women’s suffrage.

History Talk by Joanna Williams

Wednesday 4th October at 3.40-5pm, AGGS Main Hall

The history department are delighted to welcome back Joanna Williams, former head of history, who will be presenting a talk on her first book in the main hall on 4th October at 3.40-5pm. Joanna will be talking to the sixth form history students and a wider audience about her recent research and writing.

Tickets will be available from reception from Friday. We are asking for a small contribution of £1 to cover costs/refreshments etc

Vienna Trip, October 2016

Vienna Trip, October 2016The Vienna trip group have returned safely from their joint history and German study visit to Vienna. The girls explored the sights, including the iconic ferris wheel, the Austrian military history museum, the Klimt exhibition at Belvedere, Schoenbrunn palace and climbing 343 steps to the top of the Stephansdom south tower (still recovering from that!) They also enjoyed a talk given by Mr. Roberts’ son, Mark, about working for the UN in Vienna and were inspired to learn that a languages degree does not have to take you in to teaching!

Our pupils were fabulous throughout the trip and their excellent behaviour was commented upon by the hotel staff. Special thanks to Mrs. Ogunmyiwa, Mr. Dickson and Mrs. Crowson for their hard work and constant good humour.