Posts Tagged ‘history’

  1. Left out

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    March 14, 2013 by Lydia Syson

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    I’m developing a new obsession, fuelled this week by a number of chance media encounters.  Today I read an article by Mariko Oi reflecting on her own extremely selective education in history as a teenager in Japan – just nineteen pages of a textbook were devoted to events which took place between 1931 and 1945. Oi then outlined the ‘curriculum battles’ taking place in Japan right keep reading


  2. Digging deeper

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    September 12, 2012 by Lydia Syson

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    So a royal funeral could soon be on the cards.  I imagine the protocol might get a little tricky, what with it being the second time for this corpse.  And there’s nobody left alive who knew him.

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  3. A sudden blow

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    September 3, 2012 by Lydia Syson

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    A few weeks ago I lost my memory.  I’m still circling round what happened, telling and retelling myself the story, and checking and double-checking with my children exactly what I did and said at the time.  On holiday in France, I fell off a horse and hit my head. keep reading


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