Anna Olsson-Rost is a senior lecturer on the PGCE Secondary (history) programme at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has a background in teaching history to secondary school pupils as well as to undergraduate students. Her main research field is the history of education, predominantly with an interest in comprehensive education and education policy. Anna’s PhD thesis explored the development of early pioneering comprehensive schools; however, her academic interests also include ‘hidden histories’ and discourse analyses. She has published articles on Cold War discourses, the forgotten pioneers of comprehensive schooling, and the Welsh dimension of the history of comprehensive education in the UK.