Curriculum based SOW from King's College London and Roehampton University
Take part in the Coronation Research with King's College London
Create a commemorative Coronation Mug or Yearbook with Arts Projects for Schools
Dr Rob Watts
University of Roehampton
Having trained, worked and exhibited as an artist, I taught in inner-London schools for ten years before becoming a lecturer in Art and Design Education at the University of Roehampton in 2000. In the past 20 years I have taught several thousand undergraduate and postgraduate student teachers, who now teach in in primary and secondary schools in London and across the UK. I have co-edited two books on art education, written a number of articles for academic journals and published over 200 creative projects for teachers. A selection of my work can be found on my website:
In 2016 I completed a PhD entitled Children's Perceptions of Beauty. My research was sponsored by Art Projects for Schools, and I am very happy to now be working with APFS on The British Coronation Project. I am always looking for opportunities to encourage teachers to provide engaging experiences for children, and this project is a great way for children to learn about an historic event in through a range of creative activities.
Dr George Gross
King's College London
Dr Gross, educated at King’s College London, studied Theology & specialised in Tudor Coronations, followed by a Masters in Early Modern History, focussing on early Stuart Coronations, at the University of Cambridge. He completed a doctorate on later Stuart, Orange & Hanoverian coronations at King’s College London with the title ‘‘The Lord’s Anointed’: British Coronations in Religious, Political & Social Contexts, c.1661–c.1714’, in April 2017. He has been an historical consultant for the BBC on food history for the Mary Berry series ‘Secrets from Britain’s Great Houses’ (2017) and Channel 4’s Britain’s ‘Most Historic Towns’ (2020).
Dan Dickey - CEO
Art Projects for Schools
I started out as a secondary teacher in London and Kent before starting a small marketing agency with my wife. One day a mother asked us if we could print her son’s picture on a t shirt and so Art Projects for Schools was born. Over the last 30+ years we have worked with over 7000 primary schools and millions of children, raising funds for art and other projects. Our central mantra is the importance of creativity in the development of the child and their self-esteem. To be working with Roehampton, Kings and others is a great privilege and I hope will truly provide a legacy for the schools, their children and the wider community.
Dr David J. Crankshaw
King's College London
Dr David J. Crankshaw, Lecturer in the History of Early Modern Christianity co-founded in 2017 the ‘British Coronation Project c.973–present’ with Dr George Gross. Harnessing newly discovered sources to break free from hackneyed, superficial accounts, the project is providing an original & comprehensive analysis of what these great events reveal about our past, our present & about ourselves. Dr Crankshaw read History at the University of Cambridge, where he wrote a doctoral thesis on ‘Elizabethan & Early Jacobean Surveys of the Ministry of the Church of England’, which is the first stage of a longer-term investigation into aristocratic patronage in the later English Reformation. He taught briefly at Oxford & Cambridge before arriving at King's College London in 1998.