Habs Boys’ School Occasional Papers Series provides a forum through which members of the school community can present the fruits of research, scholarship, and reflection to a wider public.

Academic inquiry is at the centre of the life of the school. It informs the activities of students and teachers alike, not only in lessons, but, equally importantly, outside of the classroom, providing a stimulating environment within which everyone is motivated to pursue areas of interest, investigate more deeply topics raised in class discussion, or simply follow an intellectual passion. This engagement with academic learning does not end at the school gates, and many former students and teachers have gone on to continue to research and write, whether in a formal academic environment or as something they do alongside their professional careers.

The Occasional Papers Series reflects and celebrates this aspect of our school tradition. It presents papers under the rubrics of the Humanities, Sciences, and Education, and incorporates contributions from the whole array of the school community – current and former students, staff and teachers past and present, and anyone who is connected with the school. We hope you find the following articles informative, interesting, or thought-provoking, and that you will agree that they reflect admirably the school’s commitment to the pursuit of academic learning in all its forms.

If anybody would like to contribute a paper for possible inclusion in the Occasional Papers Series, they are cordially invited to get in touch with Dr. Ian St John by emailing stjohn_i@habsboys.org.uk.

Humanities

ST JOHN, IAN (2024). ‘T.E. LAWRENCE’S SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM’

DE RAY, CHRISTOPHE (2024). CORRUPTIO BONI – AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE PRIVATION THEORY OF EVIL’

SLEEP, ABIGAIL (2024). ‘REFLECTIONS ON A WINE-DARK SEA: INVESTINGATING ANCIENT COLOUR PERCEPTIONS’

JOYCE, CHRISTOPHER (2024). ‘THE ECONOMIC ROLE AND LEGAL STATUS OF SLAVES IN ANCIENT GREECE’

ST JOHN, IAN (2024). ‘HEIDEGGER’S BEING AND TIME: AN EXPOSITION’

ST JOHN, IAN (2023). ‘MONOPSONY IN PRODUCT MARKETS: AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS’

ST JOHN, IAN (2023). ‘FOOD SUPPLY AND WORLD WAR ONE: AN ANALYSIS OF AVNER OFFER’S THE FIRST WORLD WAR: AN AGARIAN INTERPRETATION’

DE RAY, CHRISTOPHE (2023). ‘EGALITARIANISM LEGITIMISES ENVY’

ST. JOHN, IAN (2023). ‘DISRAELI GOES TO MANCHESTER: LANCASHIRE CONSERVATISM AND CONSERVATIVE PARTY LEADERSHIP IN 1872.’

COTTEE, M; MUSCHALIK, N; JOHNSON, S; LEVESON, J;  RAFF, W; LEA, S (2022). ‘THE HOMO-OLIGOMERISATION OF BOTH SAS-6 AND ANA2 IS REQUIRED FOR EFFICIENT CENTRIOLE ASSEMBLY IN FLIES.’

ST. JOHN, IAN (2022). ‘GAME THEORY: AN INTRODUCTION WITH PARTICULAR APPLICATION TO ECONOMICS.’

RISOLI, E (2022) ‘MODERN-DAY MISSIONARIES? NGOS IN CONTEMPORARY KENYA IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE.’

JOYCE, CHRISTOPHER (2022). ‘BEFORE ENGLAND WAS ENGLAND: THE ANGLO-SAXONS IN BRITAIN FROM THE END OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE DOWN TO THE REIGN OF KING ALFRED THE GREAT.’

ARNSBERG, SELA (2022). ‘AMBIGUITIES IN BOB DYLAN’S RELATIONSHIP SONGS.’

ST. JOHN, IAN (2022). ‘NATURAL THEOLOGY AND THE CHALLENGE OF GEOLOGY: WILLIAM BUCKLAND AND THE USES OF CHARISMA IN NINETEENTH CENTURY OXFORD.’

ST. JOHN, IAN (2022). ‘CHRISTOPHER CLARK’S THE SLEEPWALKERS AND THE ORIGINS OF WORLD WAR ONE.’

DE RAY, CHRISTOPHE (2022). ‘IS THE DESIRE FOR LIFE RATIONAL?’

GARDINER, EDAN (2022). ‘HOW FAR CAN GERSCHENKRON’S THEORY OF ECONOMIC BACKWARDNESS BE APPLIED TO NON-EUROPEAN NATIONS INDUSTRIALISING IN THE 20TH CENTURY?’

HALL, GAVIN (2022). ‘MARATHON WOMEN. A CRITICAL APPRECIATION OF THE FIRST WOMEN TO RUN A MARATHON.’

DJABER, JOSHUA (2022). ‘ON HOME SOIL: HISTORICISING TRAUMA AND THE LEGACY OF 9/11.’

ST. JOHN, IAN (2021). ‘F.H. BRADLEY’S APPEARANCE AND REALITY.’

ST. JOHN, IAN (2021). ‘THE CAUSES OF GERMAN HYPERINFLATION 1919-1923.’

COHEN, ALEXANDER (2021). ‘HEIDEGGER ON ART AND SOCIETY.’

ST. JOHN, IAN (2021). ‘THE COMMON GOOD, FREEDOM AND THE STATE: T.H. GREEN’S ETHICAL THEORY.’

ST.JOHN, IAN (2021). ‘THE METAPHYSICAL IDEAS OF T.H. GREEN.’

GEORGE CHADNEY (2021) ‘THE ROLE OF LAND REFORM IN ENSURING THE SURVIVAL AND EXPANSION OF THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY BETWEEN 1925 AND 1937.’

ST. JOHN, IAN (2021). ‘GERSCHENKRON’S MODEL OF INDUSTRIALIZATION IN THE CONTEXT OF ECONOMIC BACKWARDNESS: A CRITICAL EVALUATION.’

JOYCE, CHRISTOPHER (2021). ”L’HOMME N’ÉGALE PAS L’HOMME’: A CONVERGENCE IN ROMANCE LANGUAGES.’

ST. JOHN, IAN (2021). ‘JUNKERS, GRAIN AND WAR: GERSCHENKRON’S BREAD AND DEMOCRACY IN GERMANY. ‘

JOYCE, CHRISTOPHER (2020). ‘A CRITICAL APPRECIATION AND ANALYSIS OF ANDREA LEVY’S THE LONG SONG.’

GRAY, AC. (2020). ‘PERSEPHONE’S ODYSSEY: NATURE AND THE SUPERNATURAL IN THE ODYSSEY AND HOMERIC HYMN 2.’

THANDI, ROHAN (2020). ‘‘THE RISING HOPE OF THOSE STERN UNBENDING TORIES’.  HOW HIGH WAS GLADSTONE’S HIGH TORYISM UP TO 1841?’

ST. JOHN, IAN (2020). ‘MICHAEL OAKESHOTT’S POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY.’

TROMANS, OLIVER (2020). ‘THE SIGNIFICANCE OF INDETERMINACY: METAPHOR, ANALOGY, AND THE DANGERS OF DETERMINATE UNIVOCITY.’

RAYMOND, JESSICA (2020). ‘EXPLORING THE INFLUENCE OF NATIONAL CULTURE ON THE GREEN CONSUMER.’

HALL, GALL (2020). ‘TO WHAT EXTENT IS VEBLEN’S THEORY OF CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION STILL RELEVANT AS AN EXPLANATION OF CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR?’

JOYCE, CHRISTOPHER (2020). ‘LAWLESS POPULISM OR LEGAL PRINCIPLE? DEMOCRACY AND THE RULE LAW IN CLASSICAL ATHENS.’

ST. JOHN, IAN (2020). ‘THE BUSINESS CYCLE IN NINETEENTH CENTURY BRITAIN.’

BOUTCHICH, WASSILA (2020). ‘PETERLOO MASSACRE IN THE COLLECTIVE IMAGINATION – CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF A TRAGIC EVENT.’

JOYCE, CHRISTOPHER (2020). ‘WHY DID ROME RISE?’

ST. JOHN, IAN (2020). ‘POSTMODERNISM AND HISTORY.’

MARSHALL, FREDDIE (2019). ‘THE “UGLY TRUTH” OF FACEBOOK FRIENDSHIP: AN EXPANSION OF POLANYI’S FICTITIOUS COMMODITY TO FRIENDSHIP WITHIN FACEBOOK AND MODERN SOCIAL MEDIA.’

JOYCE, CHRISTOPHER (2019). ‘KINGSHIP VS. TYRANNY: A REAL OR IMAGINED DICHOTOMY?’

ST. JOHN, IAN (2019). ‘HANNAH ARENDT AND THE HUMAN CONDITION.’

JOYCE, CHRISTOPHER (2019). ‘ARISTOTLE’S POLITICS.’

BAIG, ISHAN (2019) ‘WILL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE QUALIFY AS A GENERAL PURPOSE TECHNOLOGY (GPT)?’

LAWRENCE, ADAM (2018) ‘BUSINESS ETHICS – AN OXYMORON?’

JOYCE, CHRISTOPHER (2018). ‘WHY DID ROME END?’

ALVAREZ, JACK (2018). ‘HANNAH’S SONG.’

STELZER, JONATHAN (2018). ‘SCIENCE AND RELIGION: COMPETITORS OR COMPANIONS?’

AHMAD, ASHNA (2018). ‘ARE ALL HUMANS PERSONS?’

RAVEN, NICHOLAS (2018). ‘FRIENDS OF GOD: THOMAS AQUINAS, PRAYER, AND THE INTERCESSION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.’

ST. JOHN, IAN (2017). ‘HEGEL’S PHILOSOPHICAL HISTORY.’

JOYCE, CHRISTOPHER (2017). ‘PRINCE OF THE GERMAN LIED: FRANZ SCHUBERT AND THE POETRY OF SONG.’

ST. JOHN, IAN (2017). ‘F.H. BRADLEY’S THEORY OF HISTORY AND ITS CRITICS.’

JOYCE, CHRISTOPHER (2017). ‘GRECO-ROMAN ATTITUDES TO DEATH AND THE AFTERLIFE.’

WALKER, JONATHAN (2017). ‘DOES SEN’S CAPABILITIES APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENT REPRESENT A STATUS QUO BIAS OR GENUINE DRIVER OF PROGRESS?’

ALVAREZ, JACK (2017). ‘PSALM 151.’

SHIPLEY, ANDREW (2016). ‘PETER ALFONSI AND THE TRIAL OF THE TALMUD.’

SLOAN, ROY (2016). ‘WHY IS ROMANIA SO BIG? THE PARIS PEACE SETTLEMENT AND THE MAKING OF GREATER ROMANIA.’

COHEN, ARIEL (2016). ‘CHINA IN AFRICA: CONTEMPORARY COLONIALISM OR SYMBIOTIC PARTNERSHIP? AN ANALYSIS OF CHINA’S ECONOMIC ENGAGEMENT IN THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.’

ST. JOHN, IAN (2016). ‘MICHAEL OAKESHOTT’S THEORY OF HISTORY.’

KRAIS, HARRY (2016). ‘CULTURES OF METROPOLITAN TORYISM: POLITICS AND THE CROWN IN CHARTERLESS LONDON (1683-88).’

Sciences

ROSHAN PATEL (2021) ‘RNAI: A POTENTIAL TREATMENT FOR HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE.’

RICHARD, JARED (2019) ‘EXOTIC PARTICLES: THE HUNT FOR THE ‘BABY HIGGS.’

TOOZE, JEFFREY (2018) ‘THE ROLE OF NATURAL KILLER CELLS IN THE APOPTOSIS OF CANCEROUS CELLS AND ITS POTENTIAL USE IN IMMUNOTHERAPY.’

BIRD, LYNN (2017) ‘VISIONS: CHARLES BONNET SYNDROME, HALLUCINATIONS AND DELUSIONS.’

PATEL, SOHUM (2017) ‘COULD SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA SAVE YOUR LIFE? EXPLORING THE INTERSECTION OF HETEROZYGOTE ADVANTAGE WITH POPULATION GENETICS.’

GOLDBERG, AARON (2015) ‘GM MICE: HOW THE PRINCIPLES OF CHARLES DARWIN’S THEORY OF EVOLUTION CAN BE APPLIED FOR DISEASE RESEARCH.’

Education

COOPER. J, FIELDEN, N. AND MCGRATH. A (2018). ‘CHANGING PLACES: ELSTREE AND PORT TALBOT.’

MAGUIRE, JOHN (2016). ‘AN EVALUATION OF THE SECONDARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT BY STUDENTS AND TEACHERS.’