Making our Age of Revolution animation

May 31, 2019 - Alison Groom

Our animated film was co-created with Skidaddle Films and Year 4,5 & 6 students from Finham Primary School. 1. Inspiration Students were introduced to the Age of Revolution. They: • Explored the words ‘Age’ and ‘Revolution’ • Found out that the Age of Revolution took place between 1775 – 1848 • Discovered that this was […]

An animated introduction to the Age of Revolution

May 30, 2019 - Kate McNab

 Watch this lively introduction to the Age of Revolution (1775 – 1848) and how it links to our lives today. Find our collection of over 100 revolutionary objects from Museums and galleries across the UK, and curriculum-linked teaching and learning resources for all ages. Do you want to bring museum objects to life using […]

Join the Maker Revolution

May 30, 2019 - Kate McNab

Collaborate | Create | Make | Share Need some inspiration for that new 3D printer? Wondering what you could do with those iPads? Got a great idea for bringing museum objects to life? Why not join our Maker Revolution? The Age of Revolution project is offering funding for an exciting new digital learning opportunity. The […]

Welsh project digitises documents from the Newport Chartist Uprising of 1839

May 7, 2019 - Richard Moss

This fascinating project, which launched in 2016 in Wales, has seen volunteers working to transcribe more than 3,000 important documents gathered together shortly after the famous Newport Chartist Rising of November 3rd and 4th 1839. Unlocking the Chartist Trials uses online volunteers to transcribe the court records relating to the famous Rising, which is cited […]

The Age of Revolution across the web

February 20, 2019 - Richard Moss

How the Age of Revolution is reported and blogged across the web with links to websites and articles     The University of Kent Age of Revolution blog   The University of Kent, partners for the Age of Revolution project, have been blogging about the project and how they are working to spread the word […]

Captain Swing and the last great rising of agricultural labourers

February 19, 2019 - Mary Sullivan

As project partner for the Age of Revolution, The University of Kent has been blogging about their involvement and wider role in the dissemination of knowledge about the Age of Revolution. Here’s an edited highlight from their explainer about one of the colouful episodes and characters of the period, Captain Swing and the Swing Riots […]

Search is on to trace the descendants of Peterloo veterans

February 19, 2019 - Richard Moss

This photograph of 11 men and women shows the Failsworth Veterans of the Peterloo Massacre at a Great Reform Demonstration in Failsworth, Lancashire (now Greater Manchester) on September 27 1884. A good 65 years after the event, these ageing Victorian veterans were by then in their eighties, but they offered a tangible link with an […]

The unique Napoleonic chapel saved from ruin

January 7, 2019 - Richard Moss

An unusual Georgian Chapel which began life as part of a Napoleonic era barracks has been restored in Charlwood Surrey Providence Chapel in Charlwood, Surrey, was originally built in 1797 as the guardhouse of a barracks in Horsham for troops assembled to repel an expected invasion of a French army under Emperor Napoleon. After the […]