Haberdashers' Boys' School Occasional Papers Series provides a forum through which members of the school community can present the fruits of research, scholarship, and reflection to a wider public. Academic inquiry is at the centre of the life of the school. It informs the activities of students and teachers alike, not only in lessons, but, equally importantly, outside of the classroom, providing a stimulating environment within which everyone is motivated to pursue areas of interest, investigate more deeply topics raised in class discussion, or simply follow an intellectual passion. This engagement with academic learning does not end at the school gates, and many former students and teachers have gone on to continue to research and write, whether in a formal academic environment or as something they do alongside their professional careers.
The Occasional Papers Series reflects and celebrates this aspect of our school tradition. It presents papers under the rubrics of the Humanities, Sciences, and Education, and incorporates contributions from the whole array of the school community – current and former students, staff and teachers past and present, and anyone who is connected with the school. We hope you find the following articles informative, interesting, or thought-provoking, and that you will agree that they reflect admirably the school’s commitment to the pursuit of academic learning in all its forms.
If anybody would like to contribute a paper for possible inclusion in the Occasional Papers Series, they are cordially invited to get in touch with Dr. Ian St John by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
KRAIS, HARRY (2016). 'CULTURES OF METROPOLITAN TORYISM: POLITICS AND THE CROWN IN CHARTERLESS LONDON (1683-88).'
ST. JOHN, IAN (2016). 'MICHAEL OAKESHOTT’S THEORY OF HISTORY.'
COHEN, ARIEL (2016). 'CHINA IN AFRICA: CONTEMPORARY COLONIALISM OR SYMBIOTIC PARTNERSHIP? AN ANALYSIS OF CHINA’S ECONOMIC ENGAGEMENT IN THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.'
SLOAN, ROY (2016). 'WHY IS ROMANIA SO BIG? THE PARIS PEACE SETTLEMENT AND THE MAKING OF GREATER ROMANIA.'
SHIPLEY, ANDREW (2016). 'PETER ALFONSI AND THE TRIAL OF THE TALMUD.'
ALVAREZ, JACK (2017). 'PSALM 151.'
WALKER, JONATHAN (2017). 'DOES SEN’S CAPABILITIES APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENT REPRESENT A STATUS QUO BIAS OR GENUINE DRIVER OF PROGRESS?'
JOYCE, CHRISTOPHER (2017). 'GRECO-ROMAN ATTITUDES TO DEATH AND THE AFTERLIFE.'
ST. JOHN, IAN (2017). 'F.H. BRADLEY’S THEORY OF HISTORY AND ITS CRITICS.'
JOYCE, CHRISTOPHER (2017). 'PRINCE OF THE GERMAN LIED: FRANZ SCHUBERT AND THE POETRY OF SONG.'
ST. JOHN, IAN (2017). 'HEGEL’S PHILOSOPHICAL HISTORY.'
RAVEN, NICHOLAS (2018). 'FRIENDS OF GOD: THOMAS AQUINAS, PRAYER, AND THE INTERCESSION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.'
AHMAD, ASHNA (2018). 'ARE ALL HUMANS PERSONS?'
STELZER, JONATHAN (2018). 'SCIENCE AND RELIGION: COMPETITORS OR COMPANIONS?'
ALVAREZ, JACK (2018). 'HANNAH'S SONG.'
JOYCE, CHRISTOPHER (2018). 'WHY DID ROME END?'
LAWRENCE, ADAM (2018) 'BUSINESS ETHICS - AN OXYMORON?'
BAIG, ISHAN (2019) 'WILL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE QUALIFY AS A GENERAL PURPOSE TECHNOLOGY (GPT)?'
JOYCE, CHRISTOPHER (2019). 'ARISTOTLE'S POLITICS.'
ST. JOHN, IAN (2019). 'HANNAH ARENDT AND THE HUMAN CONDITION.'
JOYCE, CHRISTOPHER (2019). 'KINGSHIP VS. TYRANNY: A REAL OR IMAGINED DICHOTOMY?'
MARSHALL, FREDDIE (2019). 'THE "UGLY TRUTH" OF FACEBOOK FRIENDSHIP: AN EXPANSION OF POLANYI'S FICTITIOUS COMMODITY TO FRIENDSHIP WITHIN FACEBOOK AND MODERN SOCIAL MEDIA.'
St. John, Ian (2020). 'Postmodernism and History.'
JOYCE, CHRISTOPHER (2020). 'WHY DID ROME RISE?'BOUTCHICH, WASSILA (2020). 'PETERLOO MASSACRE IN THE COLLECTIVE IMAGINATION - CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF A TRAGIC EVENT.'St. John, Ian (2020). 'The Business Cycle in Nineteenth Century Britain.'Joyce, Christopher (2020). 'LAWLESS POPULISM OR LEGAL PRINCIPLE? DEMOCRACY AND THE RULE LAW IN CLASSICAL ATHENS.'Hall, Gall (2020). 'To what extent is Veblen's theory of Conspicuous Consumption still relevant as an explanation of Consumer Behaviour?'
Raymond, Jessica (2020). 'Exploring the Influence of National Culture on the Green Consumer.'Tromans, Oliver (2020). 'The Significance of Indeterminacy: Metaphor, Analogy, and the Dangers of Determinate Univocity.'St. John, Ian (2020). 'Michael Oakeshott’s Political Philosophy.'
Thandi, Rohan (2020). '‘The rising hope of those stern unbending Tories’. How High was Gladstone’s High Toryism up to 1841?'
Gray, AC. (2020). 'Persephone’s Odyssey: Nature and the Supernatural in the Odyssey and Homeric Hymn 2.'
Joyce, Christopher (2020). 'A Critical Appreciation and Analysis of Andrea Levy’s The Long Song.'St. John, Ian (2021). 'Junkers, Grain and War: Gerschenkron's Bread and Democracy in Germany. '
Joyce, Christopher (2021). ''L'homme n'égale pas l'Homme': A Convergence in Romance Languages.'
St. John, Ian (2021). 'Gerschenkron’s Model of Industrialization in the Context of Economic Backwardness: A Critical Evaluation.'
George Chadney (2021) 'The Role of Land Reform in Ensuring the Survival and Expansion of the Chinese Communist Party between 1925 and 1937.'
St.John, Ian (2021). 'The Metaphysical Ideas of T.H. Green.'
St. John, Ian (2021). 'The Common Good, Freedom and the State: T.H. Green's Ethical Theory.'
Cohen, Alexander (2021). 'Heidegger on Art and Society.'
St. John, Ian (2021). 'The Causes of German Hyperinflation 1919-1923.'
St. John, Ian (2021). 'F.H. Bradley's Appearance and Reality.'
Djaber, Joshua (2022). 'On Home Soil: Historicising Trauma and the Legacy of 9/11.'
Hall, Gavin (2022). 'Marathon Women. A critical appreciation of the first women to run a marathon.'
Gardiner, Edan (2022). 'How far can Gerschenkron's theory of Economic Backwardness be applied to non-European nations industrialising in the 20th Century?'
de Ray, Christophe (2022). 'Is the Desire for Life Rational?'
ST. JOHN, IAN (2022). 'Christopher Clark's The Sleepwalkers and the Origins of World War One.'
ST. JOHN, IAN (2022). 'Natural Theology and the Challenge of Geology: William Buckland and the uses of Charisma in Nineteenth Century Oxford.'
Arnsberg, Sela (2022). 'Ambiguities in Bob Dylan's Relationship Songs.'
Joyce, Christopher (2022). 'Before England was England: The Anglo-Saxons in Britain from the End of the Roman Empire Down to the Reign of King Alfred the Great.'
ST. JOHN, IAN (2022). 'Game Theory: An Introduction with Particular Application to Economics.'Risoli, E (2022) 'Modern-Day Missionaries? NGOs in Contemporary Kenya in Historical Perspective.'
Cottee, M; Muschalik, N; Johnson, S; Leveson, J; Raff, W; Lea, S (2022). 'The homo-oligomerisation of both Sas-6 and Ana2 is required for efficient centriole assembly in flies.'
ST. JOHN, IAN (2023). 'Disraeli Goes to Manchester: Lancashire Conservatism and Conservative Party Leadership in 1872.'DE RAY, CHRISTOPHE (2023). 'eGALITARIANISM LEGITIMISES ENVY'
ST JOHN, IAN (2023). 'Food Supply and World War One: An Analysis of Avner offer's the first world war: An Agarian Interpretation'
KHURJEKAR, SAILEE (2023). 'The Puzzle, the Praxis, and the Product An Aristotelian Account of the Value of Public Education'
ST JOHN, IAN (2023). 'Monopsony in Product Markets: An Economic Analysis'
GOLDBERG, AARON (2015) 'GM MICE: HOW THE PRINCIPLES OF CHARLES DARWIN'S THEORY OF EVOLUTION CAN BE APPLIED FOR DISEASE RESEARCH.'
PATEL, SOHUM (2017) 'COULD SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA SAVE YOUR LIFE? EXPLORING THE INTERSECTION OF HETEROZYGOTE ADVANTAGE WITH POPULATION GENETICS.'
BIRD, LYNN (2017) 'VISIONS: CHARLES BONNET SYNDROME, HALLUCINATIONS AND DELUSIONS.'
TOOZE, JEFFREY (2018) 'THE ROLE OF NATURAL KILLER CELLS IN THE APOPTOSIS OF CANCEROUS CELLS AND ITS POTENTIAL USE IN IMMUNOTHERAPY.'
RICHARD, JARED (2019) 'EXOTIC PARTICLES: THE HUNT FOR THE 'BABY HIGGS.''
Roshan Patel (2021) 'RNAi: a potential treatment for Huntington’s Disease.'
MAGUIRE, JOHN (2016). 'AN EVALUATION OF THE SECONDARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT BY STUDENTS AND TEACHERS.'
COOPER. J, FIELDEN, N. AND MCGRATH. A (2018). 'CHANGING PLACES: ELSTREE AND PORT TALBOT.'