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Occasional Papers

The Haberdashers’ Aske’s 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 stjohn_i@habsboys.org.uk.

Humanities

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?
Sciences

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'

Education

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