Articles by Helen Coniam

I have been working for Oxford Open Learning since 2010 and love helping my students with their English and History courses. As a teacher and personal tutor, I have taught pupils from all around the world, aged from three to adult. I am often to be found with my head in a book and sometimes I have four or five on the go at the same time. I love learning about History and Art and am passionate about literature.

The Great War and The Great Gatsby

World War I provided a reason for the excesses of the Jazz Age and a context to The Great Gatsby. The USA found itself wealthy, validating the idea of the American Dream and an ‘anything goes’ attitude. And, for those who had experienced battle, what better way was there to forget? In the story, two […]


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