Our education offer is back in 2024

Book now for the new Schools History Afternoon on Friday 20th September!

Hidden Histories Revealed

Janina Ramirez & Shalina Patel
Friday 20th September
3 – 4:30pm
The King’s School, Gloucester

Join Janina Ramirez, leading TV presenter and author of the Sunday Times bestseller Femina, and Shalina Patel prize-winning broadcaster, teacher and creator of Instagram history sensation The History Corridor, as they tell the stories of four extraordinary women and ask: what are the challenges facing today’s historians working at the sharp end of history?

Indian Suffragette Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, British WW2 spy and resistance fighter Noor Inayat Khan, the Viking Birka Warrior Women and Anglo-Saxon Iron Lady Aethelflaed are just some of the fascinating hidden lives that will be explored in this event. Their two short talks will be followed by a lively discussion and Q and A session chaired by broadcaster Jo Durrant.

This event is suitable for both A level and GCSE students.
Tickets are free and bookings are now open.

For any queries please contact: Vicki Hopson on

Special discounted tickets for schools and teachers at the Gloucester History Festival!

We have free tickets available for school groups, university students and teachers (teachers can book a free ticket as individuals or with a school group). For a flavour of what was on offer in the Spring see the following four talks. More information on the Autumn talks offer is still to come.

1.  Courting India: England, Mughal India And The Origins Of Empire with Nandini Das
– Friday 12th April 12 pm

2.  In The Footsteps Of Du Fu: China’s Greatest Poet with Michael Wood
– Friday 12th April 6 pm

3.  Never Had It So Good? Britain Since 1945 with Will Hutton & David Kynaston
– Sunday 14th April 6 pm

4.  Charles I: From Glory To Gloucester with Mark Turnbull
– Sunday 14th April 7:30 pm

To book event tickets for schools or find out more about our free ticket scheme please contact:

Free ticket offer subject to availability 


Aethelflaed Education Pack

Aimed at upper KS2, the Aethelflaed Education Pack includes resources and activities all about Gloucester’s Anglo-Saxon Warrior Queen.  Written by local teacher, Alyson Meredith, and illustrated by Kate Sheppard, the pack was created in 2018 as part of a city-wide programme to celebrate the life of this influential but often overlooked female leader 1,110 years after her death.  If you would like to request a hard-copy, please email

Gloucester’s heritage and cultural education brochure

This brochure summarises educational resources and opportunities all within 10 minutes walking distance within Gloucester City Centre.  It was launched during the 2019 History Festival, and resulted from a collaboration between Gloucester Culture Trust and Gloucester Heritage Forum.  We look forward to welcoming  you to Gloucester.

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