London

As Facing History’s international hub, our London office serves educators across the U.K. and around the world.

Over 1,626 British educators have participated in our professional development programmes since 2005 when Facing History opened an office in London. Our office serves educators across the country and also acts as the organisation’s international hub. 

Facing History has facilitated workshops at institutions of higher education, including the Institute of Education at the University of London, the University of the West of England, and Reading and Southampton universities. We have worked in partnership with the Imperial War Museum, Faith Matters, and St. Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace.

Recognising the uniqueness of each school and borough, Facing History uses various training models for flexible implementation of our courses. Central to our work is a five-day seminar on the Holocaust and Human Behaviour. This professional development opportunity brings together British educators with teachers from around the world, including Northern Ireland, Rwanda, South Africa, Israel, Poland, and Mexico. Facing History also offers free workshops, both in person and online, for international teachers and administrators throughout the academic year.

Many schools find Facing History to be an invaluable partner in meeting the requirements of England's National Curriculum. Contact the London office to find out how Facing History can help you meet your National Curriculum goals.

Address

Victoria Charity Centre, Suite 5, First Floor
11 Belgrave Road
London
SW1V 1RB
United Kingdom

Events

Upcoming Events

2017

March

  • 28
    Celebrating Student Leadership
    Community Event
    England

    Celebrating Student Leadership

    This event, taking place on the 28th March, will be an opportunity to hear young student leaders from eight schools in northwest London conduct conversations about issues of concern to them in their community. This event is the culmination of a year’s work in which the students have studied the Facing History course Holocaust and Human Behaviour, and have volunteered in after school leadership workshops to  research and develop their projects.

     

    The Library at Willesden Green
    95 High Road
    London
    NW10 2SF
    3.28.17
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Event
  • 29
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour
    Workshop
    England
    £10.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour Workshop

    In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This workshop features the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for History, RE, Citizenship and English teachers as well as other educators interested in this area.

    3.29.17
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    The Tomlinson Centre
    Queensbridge Road
    London
    E8 3ND

April

  • 4
    Power and Pitfall of Images: How to Look at Images Online
    Webinar
    Online
    $0.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Student Summit: Power and Pitfall of Images: How to Look at Images Online

    The Power and Pitfall of Images: How to Look at Images Online will engage students with visual literacy strategies, and how we might be responsible consumers, sharers, and producers of journalistic images. This is the second event in the two-part series exploring key topics in news literacy for teachers and their classrooms.
    4.4.17
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 6
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online
    $50.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This online course introduces Facing History’s newest resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civics education into ELA curricula. It explores important themes such as identity, difference, race, justice, and how individuals and communities define their responsibilities toward others.

    4.6.17 - 5.10.17
  • 24
    Exploring Crimes of War through the Nanjing Atrocities
    Online Workshop
    Online
    $0.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Exploring Crimes of War through the Nanjing Atrocities

    In this five-day online workshop, we will introduce you to content about the 1937 Nanjing Massacre that will broaden your teaching of World War II beyond its usual European focus. Through the lens of an overlooked moment in history—when the Japanese Imperial Army brutally raped, tortured, and murdered thousands of Chinese men, women, and children—we will discuss universal questions relating to war crimes and human behavior in times of crisis and explore post-war legal efforts to hold individuals and nations accountable.

    4.24.17 - 4.28.17

May

  • 9
    Teaching About Contemporary Antisemitism
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching About Contemporary Antisemitism

    This webinar focuses on new materials that Facing History and Ourselves has developed on contemporary antisemitism.

     

    5.9.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event

June

  • 8
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online
    $50.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This online course introduces Facing History’s newest resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education into ELA curricula through the exploration of themes such as identity, difference, race, justice, and how individuals and communities define their responsibilities toward other members of their communities.

    6.8.17 - 7.12.17
  • 8
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? This online course explores the Reconstruction Era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    6.8.17 - 7.19.17
  • 15
    Choices in Little Rock
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

    In 1957, nine black teenagers faced angry mobs in their attempt to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In this online course we will examine this pivotal moment in the U.S. history and explore ways to engage students in the issues raised by the American civil rights movement and their implications today.

    6.15.17 - 8.2.17
  • 15
    Introduction to Facing History Workshop
    Workshop
    England
    £10.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Introduction to Facing History Workshop

    Join us for an interactive workshop that will introduce you to Facing History's model for engaging teachers and students with classroom-ready resources for history and citizenship education supported by interdisciplinary teaching methods and content. 

    6.15.17
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    West London location

July

  • 24
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour Seminar
    Seminar
    England
    £350.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour Seminar

    In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This week long seminar features the fully revised, printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for History, RE, Citizenship and English teachers as well as other educators interested in this area.

    7.24.17 - 7.28.17
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Friends House
    173-177 Euston Road
    London
    NW1 2BJ

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