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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

A new Book – Manchester’s Radical Mayor: Abel Heywood, the Man who Built the Town Hall

Joanna Williams, former head of history at AGGS, has just sent news that her book ‘Manchester’s Radical Mayor: Abel Heywood, the Man who Built the Town Hall’, will be out on 1 Sept and is already on Amazon to pre-order. A fantastic achievement:

Manchester's Radical Mayor: Abel Heywood, the Man who Built the Town Hall
Manchester’s Radical Mayor: Abel Heywood, the Man who Built the Town Hall

Library Activities

TED Talk Tuesdays

The programme for TED Talk Tuesdays which continue to be popular

  • Tuesday 28th February, 12.40pm – Why we have too Few Women Leaders by Sheryl Sandberg
  • Tuesday 14th March, 12.40pm – Do Schools Kill Creativity? by Ken Robinson
  • Tuesday 28th March, 12.40pm – How to speak up for Yourself by Adam Galinsky

The Graphic Novel Book Club

Lunchtimes on Day 1.

Avengers - Rage of UltronOn 27th February (12.45pm) we will be discussing the superhero comic Avengers: The Rage of Ultron

Book Event – Anna Mainwaring Book Signing

Wednesday 25th March

The lives and loves of jesobel jonesAs some of the pupils know, Mrs Clark of the English department has another identity as Anna Mainwaring, a writer of teen fiction. Her new book is called ‘The Lives and Loves of Jesobel Jones‘ and will be launched at a lunchtime event in the school library on March 25th.

Signed books can be purchased at a discounted price of £7 on the day. Alternatively, the paperback will be on sale on the Amazon website for £7.99 whilst the kindle version is a mere £1.99! A recent review described Jesobel as a cross between ‘a teenage Bridget Jones and Louise Rennison’. If that appeals, come to the Library on March 25th!