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Most events and professional development opportunities are free to teachers. Please book in advance by calling 01603 493636 or emailing

History Teachers' Conference: Diversifying Your Curriculum

Norwich Castle, Thursday 14 July 2022, 10am to 3pm, max 50 attendees, free

Join fellow teachers to explore topics on how to diversify the curriculum using local history, including:

  • The influence of Islamic civilisations on Norwich Castle and medicine
  • Norman women
  • Norwich's Medieval and 20th century Jewish communities
  • The Tudor 'Strangers'
  • The influence of women in medicine
  • Maharajah Duleep Singh and his son Prince Frederick and daughter Princess Catherine
  • Britain's first Black mayor, Dr Allan Glaisyer Minns, and his son, war hero Dr Allan Noel Minns
  • Local links to transatlantic slavery

Dr Richard Maguire will give the keynote address on his book Africans in East Anglia, 1467-1833.

Mystery of Prehistory or Ancient Civilisations CPD sessions

Norwich Castle, dates by request, free

Get to grips with Prehistory or Ancient Civilisations! Gain background knowledge and lots of ideas to take back to your classroom. Share ideas and develop your own knowledge and understanding of these exciting areas of the primary history curriculum.Find out more about KS2 Mystery of Prehistory and Ancient Civilisations events

Take One Picture Continuing Professional Development session

Norwich Castle, dates by request, free

Take One Picture is an approach for primary schools developed by the National Gallery, and Norwich Castle is delighted to be its regional partner. One painting is used as inspiration for meaningful and creative cross-curricular work. We offer an introductory CPD session to explain the approach and give some practical examples to use in the classroom. It’s a fantastic opportunity for whole-school projects such as Arts Week as well as smaller-scale creative classroom work. The artworks currently available at the Castle are The Paston Treasure and John Crome’s Norwich River: Afternoon.View Take One Picture teachers’ packs.