I’ve got a new classroom this year, so I’ve ripped down everything that was in here and have started again. It all looked a bit blank though and I needed a new display. I thought it might be nice to have something on what makes a great historian to get the kids thinking. I was going to just whack some adjectives on the board but then wondered if I could get some actual historians to share their ideas. So over the last week I’ve been badgering a few people on Twitter. Surprisingly I had a good return rate and got responses from Mary Beard, Tom Holland, Ian Mortimer and many others. A quick screen grab of the tweet and a colour print out and I got quite a nice display (apologies for the poor camera on my phone but you get the idea).