Two Recent History Graduates Heading To The Poles

Two Recent History Graduates Heading To The Poles
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Tuesday 16 June 2020

Andrew Goodwin (2019)

Andrew’s Honours thesis was entitled, ‘ “We have shamefully Indianized”: Cultural and Bodily Change in the Colonial New England Environment’. Andrew has been accepted into University of Calgary’s MA program. He hopes to start there – at the Arctic Institute of North America – come September. His research will examine the environmental history of the Canadian Arctic, with a concentration on the relationship between Euro-American whalers and the Inuit.

Bronte Evans Rayward (2019)

Bronte’s Honours thesis was entitled, ‘An Antarctic Reconnaissance: The Networks, Politics, and Frustrated Ambitions of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition’. Recently named as the Debenham Scholar for 2020/21 at the University of Cambridge, Bronte will commence an MPhil. in Polar Studies in October. Bronte’s research will focus on three whaling expeditions to Antarctica in the late nineteenth century and the perceptions of Antarctic science expressed by crewmembers onboard these expeditions.


The School offers its warmest congratulations and best wishes to Bronte and Andrew for their next ventures in History.



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