Our Remove historians were treated to a talk by the eminent historian and author, Katja Hoyer. She spoke to pupils on the subject of her second book, Beyond the Wall, about the history of East Germany from 1949 to 1990. The talk was followed by a seminar with pupils about the Unification of Germany under Otto von Bismarck.

Ms Hoyer is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. She is the author of the monograph Blood and Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871-1918 and most recently, of Beyond the Wall: East Germany, 1949-1990.