Children's Conference 2018

Source: Twitter (Credit: Corinne Fowler?)

On 16th November we held our first 'Children's Conference' at the Church of St James the Greater in Leicester. Teachers, historians and National Trust staff & volunteers heard about four National Trust houses with connections to the British Empire.

40 primary school children from Wheelers Lane Primary and Colmore Junior School presented on the colonial connections of Kedleston Hall, Charlecote Park, Wightwick Manor and Calke Abbey.

Source: Twitter (Credit: Corinne Fowler?)


Comments from some of the children at the conference:

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Copyright: Ingrid Pollard

Upcoming Events

January: visit to Speke Hall and Sudbury Hall

March: public speaking workshops for children

December 2019: Launch of Massive Online Open Course

All our future events will be listed on the Centre for New Writing Events pageYou can also keep up to date with our events by following us on Facebook or Twitter.



For more information about Colonial Countryside events, please contact:

Dr Corinne Fowler


Phone: 07791989672

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The Centre for New Writing
School of English
University of Leicester
Leicester, LE1 7RH

Dr Corinne Fowler

Deputy Directors:
Dr Harry Whitehead
Mr Nick Everett

Project Manager:
(Colonial Countryside)
Kevin Ncube

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