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Following his earlier talk with students on the subject of the 1917 October Revolution, Professor Orlando Figes of Birkbeck University answered questions from students at the International School of Toulouse on the topic of Lenin's rule of Russia 1918-1924.
Over the course of 45 minutes he answered a wide range of questions that the class had formulated in advance following an in-depth study of Russian history.
The video conference was broadcast live via Google Hangouts and was viewed by more than 30 schools around the world.
Professor Figes has recently launched an exciting new website where he offers opportunities for subscribing schools to conduct similar video conferences of their own with him.
These live interviews are an outstanding way to engage students with a world-renowned historian. Through such discussions, students will be able to develop their understanding of the most interesting and challenging aspects of the A-Level and IB courses. You can find out more here.
I am very keen to develop a series of these conversations with other historians to enable them to share their expertise and enthusiasm not just with my own students but also (through the video clips that result that can be shared on the web in whichever form you wish) with a wider audience of potential young historians on the verge of university. If you are interested in taking part please contact me on the ActiveHistory website feedback form or on Twitter.
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