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History for Schools - forthcoming workshops

2019-2020 Programme

Do you llke to crack myths and find out what really happened in the past? Do you like to imagine how it would feel to live in a different time or place?
Do you wonder how the world came to be the way it is?

Then we need you

Cambridge History for Schools is an exciting outreach initiative from one of the world's leading History Faculties. Workshops are hands-on and designed to stimulate a passion for asking questions about the past and trying out new ideas. You can investigate how medieval society dealt with criminals,what  clothing people wore in the past,and design your own Roman coin.Come along and join in!

Cost: Free
Location:Most sessions will be at the Faculty of History building, West Rd, Cambridge, CB3 9EF,

Time: 11.00am until 12:30pm.

To book: email (max. 4 participants per booking)

Michaelmas: Saturday 9 November 2019

 For Key Stage 2

Be your own Doctor! Practising Medicine in Early Modern England
Philippa Carter

What do you do when you get sick? You might stay in bed, take some paracetamol, or go to see your GP. You wouldn’t be charged if you did, because today the costs are covered by the NHS. Six hundred years ago, there was no NHS! Doctors’ fees could be very expensive, and most medical care was provided in the home.

In this workshop, we will explore the different kinds of medicine practised in medieval England, and then imagine what it was like being a doctor. Medieval medicine can seem weird (and even disgusting!), but if we pay attention it can reveal important clues about how people in the past understood themselves and their bodies.


For Key Stage 3

Crime and Punishment in the Age of the Black Death
Stephanie Brown

People in the Middle Ages frequently sued each other and even peasants had a good understanding of the law. But how do you report a crime in a world without a modern police force? Join Stephanie Brown as we enter into the medieval criminal and legal world to uncover the methods of justice.
In this workshop, we will explore how medieval society dealt with crime. What legal options were available to victims? Were the ‘dark ages’ lawless or unjust? How violent was fourteenth-century London? What did it mean to be an outlaw? How were criminals punished? Come and learn how legal records help historians to consider these questions.

Download our full programme of events for ages 7 to 14.

Find out more about History for Schools, and what we did in previous workshops.

The Faculty is currently accepting applications for the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship match funding by the Isaac Newton Trust. Deadline: 12 pm (noon) on Thursday 2 January 2020.


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