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Waterloo 200 launches a unique national schools’ competition: TIMELINE 200

Waterloo 200, in partnership with Hungry for History, is seeking to challenge schoolchildren from across the UK to determine their 100 defining moments in history of the last 200 years from 1815-2015.


AGE GROUPS: 7-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18


This is a special opportunity for the younger generation to express their ideas nationally and to leave their own legacy for future generations during these commemorations. TIMELINE 200 is looking to appeal to teachers and pupils across the curriculum. Individuals, teams or schools can enter as many ‘moments’ as they wish. The winning ‘moments’ will be announced nationally during the Michaelmas Term in 2015 and entered into a national Hall of Fame. Each ‘moment’ will also be produced as a certificate, signed by the judges and presented to each winning school.

A distinguished and famed judging panel will decide on the winning ‘100 Defining Moments’ with 20 ‘defining moments’ chosen from all of the five categories with equal representation from each age group.

Dan Snow, Historian, Writer and Presenter and a Timeline 200 judge said, "I'd like to see our history through the eyes of a child and to hear their views on our defining moments. Children tend to have no preconceived ideas. They are very perceptive and can make some amazing observations without sugar coating because they have no reason to.“

Mike Diaper OBE, Executive Director, Community Sport, Sport England and a Timeline 200 judge said, “This competition makes it possible to show how the study of sport can highlight past and present role models and encourage the young generation of today to find a sporting hero the love and want to aspire to.”

The judging panel also includes Sir Anthony Seldon, Master of Wellington College, contemporary historian, commentator and political author; Dr Sabine Clark, President of the British Science Association’s History of Science Section; Professor Ian Swingland OBE PhD DSc, Founder of The Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology; Alex Hirtzel, multi-disciplined artist & art historian and Christina Nash of Radiator Arts.

Sir Anthony Seldon, Master of Wellington College said, “I have championed many causes during my career and I am delighted, in my final year as Master of Wellington College, to be a judge of this groundbreaking national schools competition. I have always encouraged young people to make their own choices and Timeline 200 allows them to do exactly that.”

For more information and to enter the competition please visit

Victoria Nielson
Campaign Director
Hungry for History
44 Vale Square
+44(0)1843 581 281
+44(0)785 993 6865

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