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Yorkshire History Forum


​​We've all heard people talking about how school study has provided them with a grounding in a subject or concept – but what does this actually mean? How do people know they have received a 'good grounding' and why are they often thankful? What is a good grounding and what might it look like in history? This Yorkshire History Forum seeks to examine some of the issues connected with delivering a grounding in history, from secure subject knowledge and conceptual understanding to the ability to switch scales and frame enquiries, examine, challenge and develop interpretations and accurately assess and report progress.

What's happening?

With a keynote speech from Donald Cumming on 'Fruit on the spines: the hedgehog of knowledge' plus a range of inspiring workshops, exhibition and refreshments, The Yorkshire History Forum will be held on campus at Leeds Trinity University in partnership with the Historical Association. We are also pleased to welcome back YHF workshop leader and Leeds Trinity University alumnus Stuart Tiffany. Stuart graduated in 2010 with a degree in Primary Education with Subject Studies in History (Junior Years), and is currently a year 5/6 Teacher at Farsley Farfield Primary School. Click here to find out more about Stuart on our 'Alumni Stories' page.

4.00 – 5.00pm           Registration, Exhibition & free refreshments
5.00 – 5.15pm           Welcome
5.15 – 5.45pm           Keynote Speech - Fruit on the spines: The hedgehog of knowledge
5.45 – 6.00pm           Break/exhibition
6.00 – 7.00pm           Workshop 1
7.00 – 8.00pm           Workshop 2

Exhibitors booking - includes refreshments & two workshop places

Small organisations/non-profit £20

Other companies/organisations £100


Primary Workshop 1
Workshop A - Making sense of the Maya: An enquiry planned with skills and concepts in mind
Workshop B - Practical and Manageable Assessment of History

Primary Workshop 2
Workshop C - Embedding Writing Skills into History
Workshop D - Stories in Stone: Using local historic buildings to tell the story of migration

Secondary Workshop 1 

Workshop A - Something to stick to.....
Workshop B - Planning Interpretations Enquiries at Key Stage 3

Secondary Workshop 2

Workshop C - History Handed to you on a Plate: Setting the context for period and depth studies in History
Workshop D - Elizabeth at GCSE for beginners


Wednesday 18 April 2018
4.00 – 8.00pm


Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD

How to book?

To book and make payment please click here for our online store.

Further Information

The closing date for bookings is Wednesday 11 April 2018. Any queries please contact