The Travelling History Company on the Gower

September 09, 2016

A great weekend with the Clifton Antiquarian Club on the Gower

The Travelling History Company on Guangzhou TV

August 30, 2016

The Travelling History Company make their debut on TV with activities at Clifton Camp.

The Travelling History Company on Sark

June 14, 2016

On the 15th and 16th June we visited the amazing island of Sark as part of our island Destinations programme. Click on the photograph for full details.

Science Week at Brentry Part 2

May 24, 2016

This week we enjoyed one of our most exciting events to date, the opportunity to see some real lunar rock – brought back to Earth from the Apollo Missions of the late 1960’s and early 70’s.


Mrs Moore at Brentry Primary School had organised loan of the samples through the Science and Technology Council in London and we are able to examine these with the year 2 students, accompanied with a talk all about the Moon.


We managed to squeeze in over 4 billion years of history from the “big splat” though prehistory (naturally) Classical and Renaissance scholars, lingering awhile with a short video on the Apollo 11 mission. We finished up some amazing images from the  and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter project and some thought about the future for moon exploration, and all this into 40 minutes.


In true Monet class fashion, the children were polite, attentive, responsive and very enthusiastic.    

Science Week at Brentry Primary School

April 18, 2016

As part of Science week, the Travelling History Company were invited to Brentry Primary School to do, well, whatever we liked for the year 2 and year 5's.


We decided to make a scale model of the solar system in the school field. We had some fantastic enthusiasm,  interaction and imagination as the children hiked out to their orbits and jotted down their thoughts about their allocated planets.


We are hoping to be invited back to follow up with some gravity experiments.

Astronomy at Elmlea Junior School

February 17, 2016

We had the pleasure of delivering an astronomy talk to no less than 90 year 2 children, in 3 sessions. We covered stars and their different properties that you can see without a telescope, some planets and looked at some famous astronomers from the 19th and 20th centuries, including Henrietta Swan Levitt and Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin.


What very polite and attentive children they all were. We look forward to being invited back!

26th Bristol (Northcote) Beavers

January 07, 2016

On the evening of January 8th we took our telescopes to the Scout Hut on Great Brockeridge for some practical astronomy. After a quick briefing we headed outside to spot a few constellations, galaxies and double stars through an 8 inch SCT and a 4 inch reflecting telescope. We just managed to see a few objects before the clouds rolled in. The observing session was followed by a talk in the scout hut covering stars, famous astronomers and a little bit of Star Wars. 

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