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Learning and Public Engagement - Presenting hidden stories from the First World War

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START DATE 13 May 2016
START TIME 09:45am

Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London, NW4 4BT

END DATE 13 May 2016
END TIME 02:00pm

Middlesex University in partnership with Eastside Community Heritage would like to invite you to a free conference

Gladesmore Community School enjoy the Hidden Heroes exhibition

Join Middlesex University and Eastside Community Heritage to share in the lessons from the exciting project ‘Hidden Heroes: Soldiers from the Empire’, which successfully engaged over 8000 children and young people.

This symposium is a chance for teachers, funders, archivists and learning officers in museums to explore ways of developing engagement.

It will include a range of speakers and people engaged in delivering the project including teachers and school children from schools in Middlesex, and will explore and discuss the impact of the exhibition and their learning from the project.


09.45-10.00 Arrival, registration and coffee & tea

10.00-10.10 Welcome Professor Kurt Barling - Making Alternative Histories Matter

10.10-10.15 Brief introduction to the Hidden Heroes project Judith Garfield

10.15-10.30 Bruce Castle Museum - Engaging the youngest members of the community – Primary School Engagement

10.30-10.45 ‘The View from the Senior classroom’ - Teacher & Young people from Gladesmore Community School

10.45-11.00 Learning from history National Army Museum

11.00-11.15 Taking the archive into school - Judith Garfield

11.15-11.30 Coffee & Tea

11.30-11.50 Launch of undergraduate led Hidden Heroes Documentary

11.50-12.40 Panel and Discussion chaired by Professor Kurt Barling

12.40-13.00 What next? How do we engage young people in hidden stories

13.00 -14.00 Viewing the Hidden Heroes exhibition & Lunch

The symposium is free to attend. To confirm you place or for further information please contact Nayomi Roshini or Professor Kurt Barling.

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