History Quest

The University hosted its annual History Quest outreach day on Tuesday 26 March 2013, with 286 year 9 and 10 students visiting from thirteen schools in the West Midlands.


The students started with an entertaining and inspiring keynote lecture from Professor Carl Chinn (School of History and Cultures, pictured) and 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 2014 will take place on Wednesday 9 April 2014.

Opened my eyes as to what history is truly about.’ (Student on Carl Chinn lecture, History Quest 2012)

I loved the whole day!’ (Student, History Quest 2012)

Perfect!’ (Teacher, History Quest 2012)