Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News > OH News > Seb's Sixth Form Talk

Seb's Sixth Form Talk

Sebastian Page (OH 1992-98)
11 Oct 2022
OH News
Seb spoke to our students as part of Black History Month
Seb spoke to our students as part of Black History Month

Sebastian Page attended Hymers College from 1992 to1998 and we welcomed him back (virtually) to talk to A-level History students about the history books that he has authored. His love of history stemmed from the teaching of Ms Stanyon and he enjoyed his final year at the school before moving out of the area.

In my last year at Hymers (Year 9), I got into the American Civil War, which is at the heart of my book, thanks to the teaching of Ms (now Dr) Stanyon.  That said, I would not study American history again – or have the option to do so – until the second year of my undergraduate course at Oxford.

But the highlight of that year was winning a prize in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s ‘Top of the Bench’ competition, for which Mr Meadway took a group of us to the Science Museum, London.

Unsurprisingly, perhaps, I would urge students to enjoy the sheer range of subjects that they cover. Whether they go on to university, or straight into the world of work, they’re likely to encounter less variety than they do now.

Seb is now a historian of the United States and Atlantic world during the nineteenth century. He specialises in the emigration of African Americans through the U.S. Civil War, and of former Confederates after it. 

Now based at Hertford College, University of Oxford, Seb has written two books:-

  • Black Resettlement and the American Civil War (Cambridge Studies on the American South) - Winner of Tom Watson Brown Book Award 2021 (available to buy from Amazon - other book shops are available!
  • Colonization After Emancipation: Lincoln and the Movement for Black Resettlement (also available to buy from Amazon)

Thank you for taking the time to speak to our students at school, Sebastian. We were delighted to hear from you and wish you well with your future work. 

Similar stories

Congratulations to Hannah Mohsen, OH 2006-16, who received her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awar More...

Rob Newton, OH 2000-07 and current Junior School teacher, recorded his personal best in th More...

Anne Powell and Ann Airton

A celebration of the life and works of Anne Brontë in words and music by Anne Powell (for More...

Dhriti Sharma, OH 2021-23, is currently in her first year at Liverpool University studying More...

Cris and Abbie Newhall participated in the London Marathon 2024 More...

Kaie Bosworth, OH 2015-22 has been cast as the lead actor for the Newcastle Musical Theatr More...

Helen, with Development Manager, Emily Pennack

End of tenure message from Helen-Mary Saunders, OH 1990-2000 More...

Ankit Chawla, OH 2012-22, has released his debut single More...

Most read

Mr King with Mrs Chorlton

Neil King was Director of Sixth Form and Head of English, starting at the school in 1974 More...

Dhriti Sharma, OH 2021-23, is currently in her first year at Liverpool University studying Computer Science More...

To many, she was the 'Mum' of the school; Senior Mistress and English Teacher, Mary Chorlton taught at Hymers College for 19 years More...

Have your say

 
This website is powered by
ToucanTech