Sean Lang

Map of the British Empire in 1886

Arguments over how we remember the past will not be resolved by simplistic slogans or knocking down statues.

The Richard III Society are proclaiming the discovery of the king's body as vindication of their campaign to rehabilitate their hero. But it is nothing of the sort.

Following an invitation to help advise the government on the school history curriculum, what can a high-profile ‘telly don’ like Niall Ferguson bring to the classroom? Seán Lang wonders.

The teaching of history should give students a broad knowledge of their subject rather than focus on the skills needed to analyse narrow periods, says Seán Lang.

Seán Lang tells of the Dufferin Fund, an aristocratic initiative supported by Queen Victoria to improve medical conditions, particularly in childbirth, for Indian women in the late 19th century.

Seán Lang looks forward to the return of narrative to the teaching of history in schools.

Sean Lang has built his passion for history on several key experiences, both in terms of teaching and learning.

Sean Lang describes the changes in college history since the sixties and deplores the trend towards Hitler-dominated history.