This year the Schools’ Conference will take place at The Newark Civil War Centre on Wednesday 26th June. We very much hope you will consider joining us and bringing a delegation of sixth-form students with you. Over the years the number of students attending our events has increased, so this year the day will be planned around the students themselves, but there will still be much for their teachers to enjoy!
Our theme will be REVOLUTION, and our speakers are Professor Andrew Hopper from the University of Leicester, Dr Jonathan Fitzgibbons from University of Lincoln, Professor Peter Gaunt from the University of Chester and Dr Joan Redmond, from Kings College, London.
We will retain last year’s format, to make it more interesting and useful to students. The three morning debates will focus on ‘hot’ academic topics – how influential were the Levellers? Was there any point at which regicide could have been avoided? And what do we mean by Revolution? The debates will take place in the glorious Tudor Hall in the heart of the museum and students will have access to the Civil War centre exhibits during lunch. This year, we are asking delegates to bring their own lunch so they have time to explore the museum. In the afternoon, each academic will lead workshop sessions, focusing on the theme of Revolution through source analysis. The day will last from 11am till 3pm.
Due to the collaboration with Newark, we are able to offer this day at the much-reduced price of £20pp for members of the Association or £25pp for non-members. Remember – it’s free to join the Association as a school member so please do so: just drop me an email and I’ll sign you up! Bursaries are available if necessary.
I really hope to see lots of you there. Please email me to reserve places now, although I will be in touch again when I have firmer details.
Trustee, Cromwell Association.