About this day
For A-level and IB students
This illuminating and highly informative day will feature a stimulating series of talks delivered by world-class historians. Guaranteed to inform and enthuse, the presentations will focus on the period 1894 – 1964 and will cover the end of Romonov rule and the Revolutions to communist government under Lenin through to the Stalin era.
An examination session providing first-hand guidance and insights to help boost students’ confidence and grades will be delivered by Dr Robin Bunce of Homerton College, University of Cambridge, who will also chair the day.
Programme & speakers
Stalin: his dictatorship and legacy Martin McCauley, Historian
Was Stalin a psychopath? Why did he become the dominant lead by 1928? How did he keep control in the 1930s? When was he at his most dangerous? Martin will explore Stalin’s rise to power and the effect of his dictatorship on politics, society, security and the economy, including the many lasting legacies left from his years in power.
About Martin McCauley
Martin is a British historian and former senior lecturer at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, at University College London. He is a regular commentator in the media on Russian affairs and has published widely, including on the Soviet Union and Stalin.