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Secrets of Nature: History, Film and Environment

10:00am-12:00pm on Saturday 16 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

West Court Jesus College, Jesus College Jesus Lane, , CB5 8BQ

This workshop, aimed at children aged 10-14, showcases a new set of teaching resources based on Dr. Max Long’s research into natural history films from the 1920s and 1930s.

Usually shown to popular cinema audiences prior to a feature-length movie, Secrets of Nature were enjoyed by millions of people, and are some of the earliest precursors to today’s Planet Earth and Blue Planet. Based on a series of fun activities that make use of the original films, participants will be immersed in the environments and places of interwar Britain, learning in the process about environmental change and the history of science communication.

The session will be led by two secondary school teachers, Molly Riglin and Jason Langford. It is being generously supported by the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge.

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Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

Additional Information

Age: Children under 12, Young Adults 12 – 18
Format: Workshop
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 100
Theme: Environment, Society
Accessibility: Accessible toilet, Step-free access

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