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Essays of Empire

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Dr Seán Lang (Senior Lecturer in History, Anglia Ruskin University, and Chair of the Better History Forum) will present a glimpse of how school children across the globe responded to the pressures for change within the British Empire through their entries to the Royal Commonwealth Society essay competition.

The talk will be accompanied by a small exhibition of essays and examiners’ reports from the Royal Commonwealth Society Essay Competition archive, which is held in Cambridge University Library.

The event is free, but please book a seat by telephone 0845 271 3333 or online at

This talk is part of the Festival of Ideas series.

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