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Lessons from history for the Current Covid-19 Pandemic:

Third year history student Tomás Pizarro-Escuti explores the lessons of The Spanish Flu through the lenses of applied history.   History, in its purest form, can be defined as the knowledge of humanity’s past based upon reliable sources. Nevertheless, the historian’s role in its reconstruction of the past should not only be inspired...

Standing on the Shoulders of Medical Giants

Neil McLennan reflects on the lessons that can be learned from Aberdeen graduate and 'giant' of public health Sir Wilson Jameson during the Covid-19 pandemic. In just a matter of weeks, COVID-19 has changed our lives beyond recognition. ‘Self isolation’ and ‘social distancing’ have become the words of the moment. Lying behind this...

There is a risk that the First World War will become what the Napoleonic Wars have become; distant and largely forgotten

Neil McLennan from the School of Education reflects on the need to find new ways to commemorate the First World War - otherwise he warns there is a risk of it dropping from our collective memory. Today’s Remembrance Day holds special significance for two reasons.  It is the first Armistice Day remembrance...

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