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Volunteer Spotlight: Work Experience

Maddy Clarke, sixth form student from The Rochester Grammar School, describes her work experience placement with the museum. As a student with a love for history, completing my work experience in a museum was an obvious decision, and I have had the opportunity to shadow the employees within the Huguenot Museum for the week. In […]

Book Club Review: The Lodger

Esther Cawte, French and German graduate from UCL and one of our volunteers, writes about the Book Club’s June read ‘The Lodger’ by Charles Nicholl.    In May, we read Charles Nicholl’s The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street, as several visitors to the museum had recommended it. The starting point of the book is in […]

Book Club Review: How To Stop Time

Matt Haig’s How To Stop Time is deliberately different to any books we have read so far. Previously, authors like Plaidy have given us very straight-forward takes on the historical novel, to the point that we are able to learn our history from them. Haig’s work is less a historical novel and more science-fiction. The […]

Book Club Review: The Huguenots

In March, our Book Club read The Huguenots by Geoffrey Treasure. Breaking away from reading historical fiction, we got stuck into this in-depth, non-fiction account of the Huguenot experience in France across two centuries. We wanted to have a deeper understanding of political and religious landscape shaping the fiction that we had already been reading, […]

Book Club Review: The Virgin Blue

February’s Book Club explored Tracy Chevalier’s The Virgin Blue. Chevalier is most famous for her novel Girl with a Pearl Earring but this debut introduces many of the themes that Chevalier brings into her later work, including a love of history and art. The Virgin Blue is beautifully and carefully described with a lot of […]