Charlemagne is still revered in France and Germany and has been adopted by the EU as a symbol for pan-Europeanism.However, Rupert felt that Charlemagne did not deserve the accolade, arguing that the epithet was nothing more than “a piece of court flattery at the time” after conducting in-depth research into the subject.
Activities range from exploring medical ethics, dissection, and examination of microscope specimens, to practical activities beyond the GCSE and A-level curriculum.
The Society exists to promote discussion and lively debate about a wide range of geographical matters.
During his lifetime Alfred Wegener was primarily known for his achievements in meteorology and as a pioneer of polar research.
Today he is most remembered as the originator of the theory of continental drift by hypothesizing in 1912 that the continents are slowly drifting around the Earth Meetings are held once or twice every half term, and may take the form of a short talk, activity or presentation.
I’d encourage anyone studying history to enter a competition like this as it was a really good experience.” Ethan investigated whether history should embrace or resist presentism – reviewing history from a current perspective and imposing those thoughts on the past.
He used a wide range of examples, reflecting on gender history and ancient history as well as the histories of different countries such as New Zealand, where he asserted that British colonisation had led to an “airbrushing” of Maori history.
Meeting regularly, this interdisciplinary group offers individual pupils the chance to present papers on subjects which interest them, as well as to take part in scholarly discussions on challenging and topical subjects.
The Jacobians Society is King’s oldest society and is open to all Sixth Form mathematicians.
Sixth Form historians also present papers at the society.
Keegan, after whom the Society is named, was an eminent military historian and former pupil of King's.