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FREE Research Workshop

Great St. Mary’s, Cambridge
10.00 – 12.00
Saturday 29 September 2018

File_001Suitable for anyone wanting to learn more about researching local and national archives, you will benefit from the insights and techniques used by experienced researchers, gaining skills to make your own research more effective.

Led by Simon Cross with assistance from Julie Bounford, this interactive workshop will trace Simon’s methods in researching the stories behind the Great St. Mary’s war memorial window.
Simon will guide participants through his forensic approach and share the materials he has uncovered on for example, the Armstrong family, the Platts brothers and Albert Ashton.

Do join us for what will be an informative and engaging session.

To book your place please email


Successful social media workshop

IMG_1573Participants in the first A Window on the War social media workshop met at Great St Mary’s on Saturday 16 June, and received training from social media experts and project organisers HistoryNeedsYou. Skills covered included: how to create an effective account that benefits your organisation or project; how to create an effective communications strategy and how to measure your true effectiveness; how to be ‘social’, and avoiding common errors. Participants came from a variety of voluntary and academic backgrounds with a varied skillset, and enjoyed learning from each other’s experiences as well as the skills being shared by the workshop leaders. Participants were invited to take part in A Window on the War and we look forward to seeing their input in due course.

If you are interested in voluntary opportunities and associated training as part of A Window on the War, including archival research and effective social media, please contact us.