The Holocaust Educational Trust is pleased to invite applications for our fifth annual Exploring the Holocaust: UK Residential Course, in February 2019 in Leicester.


Friday 15 (starts at 7pm) – Tuesday 19 February 2019 (ends 5pm)

Programme overview

Our Exploring the Holocaust: UK Residential Course offers a fascinating programme of lectures and workshops designed to develop teachers’ subject knowledge and pedagogical approaches.

For teachers who have not completed any of our residential courses we recommend our Exploring the Holocaust: UK Residential Course as the first step in your Holocaust educational journey. It provides an ideal foundation for further study through our Teacher Study Visit programme and Annual Teacher Training Course at Yad Vashem. Over the last four years a large number of participants have progressed to attend one or both of these programmes following their attendance in Leicester.

The course is also suitable for those who have undertaken a Teacher Study Visit with us and are looking to deepen their knowledge before submitting an application to our most advanced course at Yad Vashem.

Educational sessions will be delivered by experts from the Holocaust Educational Trust and prominent academics engaging with the latest scholarship on the Holocaust.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Nik Wachsmann – Teaching the Nazi Concentration Camps
  • Dr Jennifer Craig-Norton – Britain and the Kindertransport
  • Dr Michael Gray – The Holocaust and Other Genocides
  • Dr Sarah Hall – Religious responses to the Holocaust
  • Dr Lisa Peschel – Cabarets and plays from the Terezín Ghetto
  • Dr Alasdair Richardson – Emotional learning in the classroom

Feedback from previous participants:

“if there’s one CPD you should do, this is it!”

“Exceeded my expectations, met my hopes and challenged my preconceptions”

“Mind-blowing ... My head hurts!”

“The course has changed my approach to teaching ... I cannot thank you enough for what was an amazing experience"

“the best piece of education I've ever experienced”

Who should apply?

We welcome applications from primary and secondary teachers at all stages of their careers, including those currently undertaking teacher training programmes. This course is open to teachers and trainees from across the UK.

Participants do not need to have in-depth historical knowledge about events of the Holocaust. We welcome applications from more than one teacher per school or teacher training institution.

We ask that applicants are available for the entirety of the course. Due to school holidays varying across the country this year, this course is running at a time when not all schools are on their half-term break. Before applying we ask that those teachers who are not on their break confirm with their schools that they will be able to attend.

How much does it cost?

The course is free to attend. The Trust will provide meals and accommodation for the duration of the course, as well as all workshop materials, including resources which participants will be able to take back to their schools. Participants are asked to cover the costs of their own travel to Leicester.

How to Apply

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