Jon Stallworthy

Those of us in the Education Enhancement team have worked in collaboration with a great number of academic colleagues over the years. Few collaborations, however, have been as meaningful and enjoyable as those which we formed when developing our First … Continue reading

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Making the Link between University and Schools via Technology

A significant part of what we do in the Education Enhancement Team involves supporting academics, early career researchers and university staff in selecting digital technologies and strategies to share their educational resources with a large, international audience. This is for … Continue reading

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Stories from a British Library book launch

Last night Baroness Blackstone, chair of the British Library, launched as part of their new exhibition Jackie Storer’s book ‘Hidden Stories of the First World War‘, published by the British Library: Fascinating insights into everyday lives in WW1: In ‘Hidden Stories of … Continue reading

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Enduring war exhibition at the British Library

Last night was the launch of the new Enduring War: Grief, Grit and Humour exhibition at the British Library. In only a very small set of objects from the Library’s collections you follow the history and experience of the First World War. … Continue reading

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This Week I’ve Been Mostly Talking About…The Times Educational Supplement

Oxford’s Partnership with the TES and How Early Careeer Academics Can Get Involved Oxford University has been making some of its learning resources freely available to teachers, students and lifelong learners for a number of years now. The main channels … Continue reading

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When Digital met Heritage…

Bringing the fascinating war time history of Basildon Park to new and digital audiences. This week Ylva and I were treated to a visit to the beautiful house and grounds of Basildon Park in Berkshire: famous for its appearances in period dramas … Continue reading

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Be Part of the WW1 Centenary Commemoration at Oxford

Resource development for the First World War centenary My first experience of working at the University was as a Summer Intern in 2013 so this exciting opportunity for a student currently studying at Oxford to come and work with the … Continue reading

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From Stretcher Bearer to Students’ Choice

How lesser known poet Tommy Crawford became one of the most popular selections at this year’s Poetry by Heart competition.   As someone who worked as a researcher for Poetry by Heart, I was fortunate to be involved in the county contest round of the … Continue reading

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Poetry as it should be… Read aloud!

Today is World Poetry Day and on one of our Facebook pages we’re urging you to check out the diverse range of resources in the First World War Poetry Digital Archive. However, I am reminded of the amazing event I … Continue reading

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Unlocking Sources – new free online material from the First World War

Looking for interesting material related to the First World War? It is now possible to find archival material, digitised films, and private stories and objects in one place, the new Europeana 1914-1918 platform. The website, which has been used for … Continue reading

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