Teaching the Age of Revolutions (1755-1848)

Teacher Fellowship Programme

Working with the broader Waterloo200 education legacy plan the Historical Association is pleased to be developing an ambitious new three-year education programme that will focus on teacher subject knowledge and subject pedagogy to help embed the teaching of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century history in UK schools.

At the heart of the programme beginning in early 2018 is a fully-funded intensive Teacher Fellowship Programme to help 20 teachers from the secondary sector become champions for Teaching the Age of Revolutions.

The education programme will also include our Great Debate and Historical Fiction competitions and a teacher conference in 2019, plus a free journal Teaching the Age of Revolutions to all schools in the country.


As part of the programme we have recorded a series of podcasts aimed at A-level students which can be accessed below. These are all free to access and contain interviews with academic historians with links to exam specifications and guidance for teachers. The first podcasts to be released represent two historians' interpretations of the Navy during this period, with further topics to follow throughout the year.

Listen to the podcasts here

An open access scheme of work aimed at Key Stage Three is also coming soon - watch this space!

Teacher Fellowship Programme

The Teacher Fellowship Programme is a subject knowledge-driven professional development course, designed to bring teachers up to date with the latest historical research and how to apply this in their teaching. The 2018 Programme: Teaching the Age of Revolutions is led by Ben Walsh and Katie Hall, with academic input generously contributed by Ben Marsh, University of Kent and Arthur Burns, King's College London. The programme involves:

  1. A four-day residential in Belgium
  2. An eight-week online course
  3. The development of teaching resources by the participants for use by other teachers

The residential included a visit to the battlefield at Waterloo, trips to local museums and workshops led by academic historians. A full report is linked below.

Reports from the online course can be downloaded each week below. Tweet us your comments @histassoc using #HATF.