Festival for Schools
The Chalke Valley History Festival for Schools is a very important part of our festival week. We are proud that a large cross-section of schools attend, and a number travel a good distance to do so.
Our aim is to inspire, excite and inform pupils about our past.
We have a number of eminent speakers attending this year, covering both core curriculum subjects and more wide-ranging periods and topics. Among these are academics such as Professor Jeremy Black on The Crusades & Medieval Warfare, Dr Peter Caddick-Adams on The League of Nations & Peace Treaties, Dr Gareth Williams on African-American Civil Rights, eminent Professor of Ancient History Paul Cartledge, Dr Suzannah Lipscomb on Witchcraft & The Witch Trials and Professor Frank McDonough on The Origins of the Second World War. We will be bringing together some of the finest historians and best communicators in the country.