BRITISH historian and television broadcaster Dan Snow proved a big hit at Bradford Grammar School (BGS) when he gave a talk entitled On This Day in History.

Dan delivered his talk to approximately 400 pupils and parents in the school’s great Price Hall. He offered a vivid, personal history of the world, showing how our past is full of fascinating turning points, from the signing of the Armistice treaty, to Rosa Parks refusing to give up her bus seat in 1955, from the Ides of March to D-Day and the day Napoleon was attacked by hundreds of wild rabbits.

Jane Chapman, BGS assistant head (pastoral), said: “Dan is a wonderfully engaging speaker. His enthusiasm for history is infectious and, as he dipped into his new book ‘On This Day in History’ and explained why he had selected particular moments in history, he had an entertaining story behind every selection, whatever date his audience gave him.

“He made it clear to everyone in the audience just how much history matters. Bradford Grammar School was delighted to work with Ilkley Literature Festival to host this talk at our school.”