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Royal wedding venue of RAF Prince and Bride was formerly the site of a pagan temple and also the location of Britain's first air crash
Wills & Kate
2. Citizen historians produce first National CV for Britain (January 2012)
Fury at poor history curriculum in schools inspires world’s first CV of a country – a rigorous ‘research engine’ to inspire youngsters to find out what’s great about Britain
History group selects 2012 anniversaries that tell the island story
Launch of The National CV of Britain on the revolving deck of BT Tower, London, 21st May2012. Thanks were expressed to BT, project sponsor and launch host. Members of The National CV Group, from left: Jenny & Keith Sinfield, Brian Watson, Keith Davies, Cat Abbott, Rupert Willoughby, Lorna Taylor, William Tayleur & John Hart
34 floors up: far left, Val Risk, Director of Volunteering, BT Group plc, in a National CV boater; far right, Richard Norris, Director, Volunteering Programme, BT; centre, James Fairlie, Director of Business Strategy & Planning, dbda (event organiser); with John Hart (boater) and other members of the launch team
To view the launch presentation, click here.
4. Launch of The Young Citizens' National CV of Britain (July 2012)
King Arthur’s ‘Caerleon Games’ of AD 540 are part of Britain’s and the world’s sporting heritage, says history group
New 2-page history of Britain launches for free via BT’s educational website – to inspire the nation’s youngsters in a proud Olympic year
Examples of coverage
(i) Humphry Davy
(ii) First car
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