Free CPD event titled 'Bringing the past to life: Using archives to enrich teaching'

The Guardian Foundation is running a free CPD event titled 'Bringing the past to life: Using archives to enrich teaching' on Tuesday 16 November between 09.30-12.00.

This free half-day event, hosted via Zoom, will give teachers, archivists and other heritage professionals the opportunity to share experience, ideas and resources for using archives to enrich the primary and secondary curriculum.

Join our panel of archivists and educators to learn about projects and programmes that have successfully engaged students and teachers with archives. Find out how these have found curriculum-relevance in historical business records, contributing to learning in History, English, Careers, Media Studies, Science, Design & Technology and Enrichment.

Sessions will include: an introduction to The Guardian Foundation's recent virtual workshop project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and its legacy resources; insights into the archive education projects and programmes at the M&S Company Archive and the archive of DC Thomson; Q&A’s with a panel of teachers who have experience of taking part in archive projects; and a discussion activity connecting heritage professionals with educationalists.


Margaret Holborn, Head of secondary and higher education and Philippa Mole, Head of archive at The Guardian Foundation

Caroline Bunce, Education & Outreach Officer at the M&S Company Archive

David Powell, Archive Manager at DC Thomson

The event is free. Please register via Eventbrite here: