DEFINING MOMENTS IN HISTORY

A NATIONAL SCHOOLS COMPETITION

1815-2015

TIMELINE 200

Hungry for History    |    @HforH    |     Waterloo 200     |    @Waterloo200org

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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CATEGORIES

AGE GROUPS

History, Nature, Art, Sport and Science/Technology

7-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18

TIMELINE 200 JUDGES

HISTORY

NATURE

ART

SPORT

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

ABOUT TIMELINE 200

Dan Snow

Historian, Author and Presenter

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Sir Anthony Seldon

Master of Wellington College, contemporary historian, commentator and political author

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  • Why are we looking for your ‘Defining Moments’? Because The Battle of Waterloo was a Defining Moment itself in European History. Click here to find out more about this vital event in our history

 

  • A milestone in itself, this national competition challenges you to present your ‘defining moments’ through visualization, context, cause and effect.

 

  • This is a unique opportunity for you, for the first time, to express your ideas nationally and to leave your own legacy for future generations during these commemorations.

 

  • We want to appeal to pupils and teachers across the curriculum and not just limit it to history.

 

  • Individual pupils, teams or schools can enter.

 

  • Schools or pupils can choose as many ‘defining moments’ as they wish but each submitted entry must be backed up with their research and explanations.
  • We encourage you to look at your local history and not just the recognised milestones in history that have shaped our world today.
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  • A distinguished judging panel will decide on the winning ‘100 Defining Moments’. Twenty ‘Defining Moments’ will be chosen from each of the five categories with equal representation from each age group.
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  • Each winning “Defining Moment’ will be published in a national newspaper during the Michaelmas Term 2015. An announcement will follow in due course.
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  • All ‘100 Defining Moments’ will be shown as a Hall of Fame on the Waterloo 200 and Hungry for History websites.
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  • Each winning ‘Defining Moment’ would be also be produced as a certificate and signed by the judges to be given to each winning school.

COMPETITION TIMINGS

Professor

Ian Swingland

 OBE PhD DSc

Widely respected zoologist, inventor and conservationist

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Alex Hirtzel

Artist and Art Historian

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  • Timeline 200 was launched on Friday 20th March at the start of the Hundred Days of Napoleon and at the end of the Lent Term.
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  • The competition will close on 8th July 2015.
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  • The Hundred Days, sometimes known as the Hundred Days of Napoleon or Napoleon's Hundred Days, marked the period between Emperor Napoleon of France's return from exile on Elba to Paris on 20 March 1815 and the second restoration of King Louis XVIII on 8 July 1815 (a period of 111 days). This period saw the War of the Seventh Coalition, and includes the Waterloo Campaign, the Neapolitan War and several other minor campaigns.

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

Christina Nash

Radiator Arts

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Mike Diaper

OBE

Executive Director, Community Sport, Sport England

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ABOUT YOU OR YOUR SCHOOL TEAM

YOUR MOMENT

Dr Sabine Clarke

President of the British Science Association’s History of Science Section

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Have pictures and other things that will help the judges see your vision better?

ABOUT WATERLOO 200

ABOUT HUNGRY FOR HISTORY

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.

Major General Sir Evelyn Webb-Carter

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.

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