Key Stages 4 and 5
The following workshops will be available from the autumn term, 2018.
Citizens is a three year project led by Royal Holloway, University of London, and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Working in collaboration with Cumberland Lodge and the Justice Museum, the project explores the history of liberty, protest, rebellion and reform from the Magna Carta to the twenty-first century.
Through a series of workshops, the project aims to encourage young people to become more socially and politically aware, and to encourage them to think critically about their own role in the democratic process – their position as citizens.
There are three workshops on offer, all of which use historical resources to prompt thinking about contemporary issues
- Protest and Change, which examines the history of protest (including the Suffragettes, the Poll Tax Riots and the Stop the War March);
- Who Rules? which focuses on the changing nature of sovereignty and the locus of ruling power over time (from Simon de Montfort to Brexit); and
- Human Rights, which explores the human rights movement and considers whether there is, or should be, a hierarchy of rights (exploring various human rights cases).
All workshops are available free of charge and can be held at Cumberland Lodge, or on site in school. They are designed to last up to an hour, but can be adjusted to fit in with existing timetables if necessary.