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David Twiston Davies, 1945-2020

David Twiston Davies, 1945-2020

RIP David Twiston Davies, 1945-2020, a Contributing Editor to The Dorchester Review since 2013. Born in Montreal and educated in England, this charming gentleman of the old school, a great devotee of the enduring civilizational legacies of the Empire-Commonwealth, and a Roman Catholic, was best known for his output over many years at the Telegraph.co.uk where, together with Hugh Massingberd, he made an art form of enchanting and inspiring obituaries, including those of late servicemen, explorers, geniuses, and eccentrics from across the Commonwealth. I will miss his bimonthly telephone calls and contributions to the magazine. On May 3, of cancer. RIP. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2020/05/04/david-twiston-davies-colourful-journalist-spent-40-years-daily/ And here...

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How to Teach History in Schools (or At Home)

Education Rhetor

How to Teach History in Schools (or At Home)

Originally published as "Teaching History as Self-Doubt" by "Rhetor" in The Dorchester Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2011 (print edition)   "A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring." – Alexander Pope, “Essay on Criticism”   It is heartening to see national history curricula for schools the subject of lively debate in Australia and the United Kingdom. This is not happening in Canada, where interest is confined to a few enthusiasts: Canada’s History dedicated a special issue to teaching last year, but many educators are not well-trained and the provinces consign history to the muddle...

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Volume 9 Number 2 is live!

Volume 9 Number 2 is live!

Despite more than 150 years of quixotic attempts at Senate Reform, the status quo prevails. Why? Due to inertia, bad timing, a lack of will? Or did the Founders essentially get it right?

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New Book!

New Book!

Durnovaria is pleased to publish its first title, C.P. Champion's Relentless Struggle: Saving the Army Reserve 1995-2019. Click to order!

 

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Listen: New Podcast!

Listen: New Podcast!

"1867 And All That" is a brand new Canadian history podcast to be launched by Dr. Christopher Dummitt in January. Listen to the trailer here or on iTunes to subscribe.

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