History Quest

The University hosted its annual History Quest outreach day on Thursday 16 April with over 100 year 9 and year 10 students visiting from schools in the West Midlands.


The students started with an  inspiring keynote lecture from Dr John Carman (School of History and Cultures) who spoke about why it is important to study the past and why History and Archaeology matter. Students then went on to enjoy a subject-taster workshop, campus heritage tour and a History Quest quiz.

The interactive subject taster workshops were designed specifically for the year 9/10 audience and involved talented lecturers and researchers from the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, the Department of Art History, the School of History and Cultures and the University’s Special Collections team at the Cadbury Research Library.

The event is part of the University’s Raising Aspirations in Secondary Education programme.

The event in 2016 is likely to take place during the week commencing Monday 18 April 2016.

  • ‘I learned how history affects modern and current affairs.’ (Student, History Quest 2015)
  • ‘I most enjoyed the tour as I found out about the heritage of the university and the city.’ (Student, History Quest 2015)
  • ‘Excellent event – wonderful!’ (Teacher, History Quest 2015)