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Top 10 Things to do to #GoGadgetFree

National Unplugging Day is on Sunday 26th June 2016. For just one day only parents and children are urged to go #GoGadgetFree. Spend more time interacting with your friends, family, the dog ….. yourself, without the barrier of a screen between you. When’s the last time you did that?

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23rd June – The EU Referendum

Britain’s epic journey in the fight for the rights and freedoms we enjoy today began over 800 years ago with the sealing of the Magna Carta by King John in 1215. We look back over the past 800 years, remembering some of the ground-breaking moments which paved the way towards the civil liberties and political system we have in today.

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The bigger the story the better!

Most people, especially when they write non-fiction books – are specialists of some kind. Our modern culture is obsessed with people being experts, doctors and professors – so much so that to succeed in getting a good job (or being taken seriously as a non-fiction author) you must be an expert. “What’s your special topic?” asks John Humphries, host of the famous BBC Series Mastermind. Maybe it’s a species, an event in history, a famous person, an invention, a movement or a historic place.

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Sunday Times British History Poster

Christopher Lloyd and Andy Forshaw have teamed up with the Sunday Times to produce a unique What on Earth? British History poster. It will be distributed free with the newspaper throughout the UK on Sunday April 10th. The poster features 20 of the top moments in our island’s history from the formation of Giant’s Causeway 60 million years ago to the present day. The back page depicts a list of all the Kings & Queens from 1066 to 2016 with key achievements from each reign.

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Listening to the Sounds of Science!

The Sounds of Science is a three-way collaboration between solo percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, composer Jill Jarman and Wallbook author Christopher Lloyd. The project aims to demonstrate how a narrative timeline can be conveyed effectively through a soundscape. Click here to see a video excerpt of the world premier in Edinburgh

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A Bayeux Tapestry for the 21st Century

With over 1,000 captions and illustrations, readers are taken on a visually exhilarating journey through the ages: from the dinosaurs, the Battle of Hastings, Henry VIII’s Reformation, Oliver Cromwell’s Civil War, George Stephenson’s Rocket to the invention of the internet by Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s…and beyond!

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Magna Carta App is here!

The hugely popular Magna Carta Chronicle is now available as a app - on both the Apple and Android platforms. It is being provided free of charge, courtesy of the Magna Carta 800th Committee and includes the entire content of the Magna Carta timeline and newspaper content as featured in the book. Click here and follow the links to download and enjoy!

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Turning a stairwell into a timeline

Here are some snapshots of a project I recently facilitated which was undertaken by Year 8 pupils at St Michael’s School in Otford, near, Sevenoaks in Kent. Their task was to construct a timeline and decorate a stairwell with images and captions. As you will see the results were stunning! Can you date them and put them in the right order?

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History of the Universe Timelines

Just in case you didn't get to see the poster in last week's Sunday Times here's a digital edition that works well on tablets and mobiles. Just click on the image below to view. Could be a useful resource on an Interactive Whiteboard in class...

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History of the Universe Poster!

What on Earth? has teamed up with The Sunday Times to produce a fascinating History of the Universe poster which will be distributed FREE inside the Sunday Times on 25th October 2015.

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Wallbooks are now better than ever!

We’re very excited to announce the launch of our new range of What on Earth? Wallbook Timelines which have been re-designed based on feedback from our fantastic customers. Read to find out more!

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The magic month of Non-Fiction

Christopher Lloyd welcomes the banishment of boredom in November with schools and homes across the land celebrating the magic of non-fiction!