The study of History is essentially the study of human beings in action, why they made the decisions they did, whether their actions achieved what they hoped they would and what the consequences of actions are and can be. We pick the events we study carefully so that they show the heights of human achievement as well as examples that show failures and why these happened.


At the same time History teaches skills that are valued by employers in a very diverse variety of areas. The ability to summarise events and distill the very essence, to produce an ordered and clear account of events as well as to read biased accounts and still be able to discern the truth; all these skills are part and parcel of History and this is what makes History graduates so employable.