Twilight Discovery Event for Primary Teachers

, 16.30 - 20.00
Three conference delegates engage in a workshop session
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An inspiring CPD evening supporting Primary History, Geography, literacy and cross-curricular learning

Join us for a unique CPD evening exploring two new British Library exhibitions James Cook: The Voyages and Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land.

During the evening you'll have the chance to:
  • encounter both exhibitions through activity-led sessions with role play, object-based learning and creative writing
  • hear from keynote speaker Karin Doull from the University of Roehampton about creative approaches to teaching history
  • hear insights from a London Primary school teacher using Windrush for whole-school project-based learning
  • network with other delegates and share ideas for good practice 
  • reflect on how critical and creative approaches can help you deliver inspiring humanities teaching and cross-curricular learning in your classroom

See the agenda for full details of the programme.

About the keynote speaker

Karin Doull is a principal lecturer in Primary History and Holocaust Education at the University of Roehampton in southwest London. She taught in a number of London schools across the primary range. She is a Fellow of the Historical Association. She is interested in Holocaust Education and teaching emotive and controversial history. She is passionate about helping student teachers discover the excitement of teaching history.

About the exhibition - James Cook: The Voyages

To mark 250 years since Captain James Cook’s ship Endeavour set sail from Plymouth, this major exhibition will tell the story of Cook’s three great voyages through original documents, from Cook’s journal detailing the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle to handwritten log books, stunning artwork and intricate maps.

Explore the experiences of people on the ship and in the places visited and shed new light on the encounters that completed the outline of the known world and formed the starting point for two centuries of globalisation.

About the exhibition - Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land 

70 years since the Empire Windrush carried hundreds of migrants to London, hear the Caribbean voices behind the 1940s headlines. Why did people come? What did they leave behind? And how did they shape Britain?

Revisit 1948 and explore how the Windrush story is much more than the dawn of British multiculturalism it has come to represent. 

Also available at the Library

Free workshops in the James Cook: The Voyages exhibition for Primary and Secondary school groups and free sessions in Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land for Primary and Secondary school groups.



Age group: Teachers of KS2 pupils
When: , 16.30 - 20.00
Key skills: Primary History, Geography and cross-curricular learning

£36 full price (concessions available)

Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Enquiries: 020 7412 7797
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