Waterloo 200, in partnership with Hungry for History, is seeking to challenge school children from across the UK to determine their 100 Defining Moments in history of the last 200 years from 1815 – 2015.
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History, Nature, Art, Sport and Science/Technology
7-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18
Historian, Author and Presenter
Master of Wellington College, contemporary historian, commentator and political author
OBE PhD DSc
Widely respected zoologist, inventor and conservationist
Artist and Art Historian
Executive Director, Community Sport, Sport England
President of the British Science Association’s History of Science Section
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Waterloo 200 is an umbrella organisation approved and supported by Government to oversee the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Granted charitable status in 2009 it is planning and co-coordinating the main events and pursuing an educational programme that is also seeking to create a living legacy.
The New Waterloo Dispatch is a ceremonial interpretation of the news of Waterloo reaching various European cities. It comprises a new Dispatch for 2015, to be presented to senior members of the Royal Family, European VIPs and other public dignitaries during many ceremonies involving a horse-drawn post chaise along the routes used by the official messengers to deliver the historic dispatches from the Waterloo battlefield to Brussels, London and Berlin. Significant occasions are being organised in Belgium, Germany and UK, including services at St Paul’s and Canterbury Cathedrals. Other events, in London and Kent, to commemorate this historic occasion, are currently being planned and will be announced shortly.
Hungry for History is a national schools commemorative campaign designed to instil a love of history in children & to encourage the sharing of ideas and the forging of stronger links between schools. The campaign takes its inspiration from the major anniversaries of the First World War, World War II and the Battle of Waterloo amongst others. With the emphasis on commemoration and reflection at this unique time, it aims to bring history alive, inspire the young generation of today to leave their own legacy and encourage a renewed appetite for the subject. Hungry for History is a supporting partner of Waterloo 200 and Educational Advisor for the New Waterloo Dispatch.
Hungry for History is a 2015 finalist for both education and innovation in the UK Blog Awards.
KCVO OBE, Chairman of Waterloo 200
Great historic events form part of our cultural memory even if we were not present to witness them. They are part of our national story and the catalyst for understanding our place in the world. The Battle of Waterloo is one of these great events and a defining moment in European history. Reaching out to younger generations is essential if its significance is to be recognised and understood and the Hungry for History campaign is an invigorating way of achieving this legacy, not only for Waterloo but for other great historic events as well.