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One Hundred Years Ago Today, Britain Enters WW1

At 19.00 on 4th August 1914, the British ambassador to Berlin delivered an ultimatum to the Germans to halt their invasion of neutral Belgium. The deadline was set at 23.00. Twenty minutes after the deadline passed, Britain declared war on Germany.

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04 August 2014

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Tagged with: History

Posted in: WW1

Bastille Day

Today (14th July) is Bastille Day, when France celebrates the sacrifice its citizens made to create a republic based on liberty, equality and fraternity.

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14 July 2014

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Posted in: History

One Hundred Years On - How the First World War Began

100 years ago, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, was assassinated in Sarajevo. What followed was to change the face of Europe and lead to the death of millions.

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25 June 2014

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D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemorations

On 6th June 1944, an Allied invasion force of more than 150,000 landed on the beaches of Normandy, in an operation that would turn the tide of the Second World War.

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05 June 2014

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Lorna and Miriam's Berlin Trip

Lorna and Miriam recently visited Berlin to conduct inspection visits on some of the accommodation that we offer in the city.

The Russian Revelation

James has recently returned from the trip of a lifetime to Moscow and St Petersburg. Read all about his experiences in Russia here.

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28 May 2014

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Tagged with: Language Art Russian

Posted in: History

Icelandair Announces Flights from Birmingham to Reykjavik

Good news for UK school groups wishing to arrange art or geography trips to Iceland; Icelandair have announced a new route from Birmingham to Reykjavik.

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28 May 2014

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Posted in: Geography

Niall's Rome Trip

Niall, our history and humanities subject specialist, has visited most of the destinations that he recommends to our school groups. Last week, he travelled to Rome.

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14 May 2014

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Tagged with: Classical Studies Religious Studies

Posted in: Classical Studies

Hathaway Academy's Geography Trip to Italy

A group of 39 students and 5 members of staff have recently returned from their school geography trip to Naples and Sorrento. Here, they share with us their highlights.

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23 April 2014

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World War 1 Centenary

This summer, the world will commemorate the outbreak of the First World War. Originally expected to be over by Christmas of 1914, the war actually dragged on for four long years, eventually claiming the lives of over 16 million people.

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15 April 2014

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