Cold War Workshop
8th February, 2019
On Wednesday 23 January, the History and Politics Department was pleased to host an afternoon seminar with Dr Malcolm Craig of Liverpool John Moores University. Dr Craig taught History at Merchiston in 2014, and was the speaker for our annual Scholars’ Dinner. His specialism on the Cold War overlaps with the course our V Form are currently studying, so he ran a seminar with them to give them a taster of what a professional historian does, focusing on the Strath Report of 1955, a (rather terrifying) report into what measures Britain would take in the event of a nuclear attack. Dr Craig is a part of the wider Merchiston family, and it was good to have him back. The boys responded well to his subject matter and his delivery, and they coped well with what is a difficult university-level text.