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Humanities Research Institute, The University of Sheffield
“The HRI supports cross-disciplinary collaborations by running workshops and networking events, liaising with research centres, hosting visiting fellows, and providing a venue for conferences and seminars”
Teamworks Karting operates three indoor karting circuits, in Birmingham, Halesowen and Letchworth, and one laser tag arena in Letchworth. Teamworks boasts the UK’s fastest indoor karts and huge, exciting tracks ideal for all ages. They are the highest rated karting experience on Trip Advisor for the central region.
Brighton Pavillion and Museums
“The Royal Pavilion is an exotic palace in the centre of Brighton with a colourful history. Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this historic house mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China. The Royal Pavilion started as a modest 18th century lodging house. Architect Henry Holland helped George, Prince of Wales, transform his humble seaside retreat into a handsome neo-classical villa – known as the Marine Pavilion.
In 1815 George, by now Prince Regent, hired the eminent architect John Nash, to redesign the building in the Indian style. The work was completed in 1823 by which time George had become King. It is this building, an instantly recognisable symbol of Brighton, which we see today.”
“Canterbury Cathedral is Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Cathedral is both a holy place and part of a World Heritage Site. It is the home of a community of people who seek to make the Cathedral a place of welcome, beauty and holiness. We hope you will be inspired to visit Canterbury and the Cathedral and we look forward to welcoming you.”
Aerial Extreme Milton Keynes
“With loads of jumping, dropping, laughing and screaming obstacles, this course is the BIGGEST High Rope Adventure course in the South of England; It has a Junior Course and an Adventure Course!
There are loads of challenges from the gentle to the truly adrenalised! So prepare your family for an EXTREMELY great time!”
Shay Agnon High School
Shay Agnon High School was established in 1995. The school has both junior high and high-school divisions. Its campus includes 16 buildings, which are not higher than two floors, in order to give each age group a sense of privacy. In addition to the classroom buildings, there are also an administration building, a library, science, computers and robotics laboratories, a dancing studio, an art workshop and a gymnasium. The school is committed to excellence and aims to promote both Jewish and universal human values. They actively encourage our students to achieve the best they can, by giving both stronger and weaker students the learning tools that ensure realization of their potential. In addition, they encourage their students to be involved in the community life and volunteering is an intrinsic part of their educational vision.
“Grove Theatre, situated in Grove Park, Dunstable is a 780 seat regional theatre which first opened its doors to the public on 21st April 2007. Following this, the Grove Theatre was officially opened in July 2007 by the Duke of Gloucester and has since played host to over 2500 events. The Grove Theatre is a cultural hub of entertainment for the people of Central Bedfordshire and the wider region, providing a dynamic space for the enjoyment of a broad range of challenging, professional live entertainment and high quality cinema screenings; the encouragement of individual development through creative learning programmes for all ages; and the hosting of a diverse range of community and business events.”
Atid Lod High School
Atid Lod High School for Sciences is a magnet school for students who want to enrich their knowledge and broaden their horizons in Sciences. The school population is comprised of gifted students from all over the district seeking a good foundation to enter the academic world. Students have the choice of majoring in Physics, Computer Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Arabic. The school has become a powerhouse, leading and participating in community, national and international projects and competitions, training coaches. Their students have represented Israel as national team members at the European & World Championships and Youth Forums since 2001. Model United Nations - 15 years of participation in the project held at the American International School, lauded by the Best Delegation title three times and The Certificate of Merit acknowledging the school contribution to the project, including mentoring students from periphery and chairing committees.
Manchester International Festival
Manchester International Festival is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events and takes place biennially, in Manchester, UK. The Festival launched in 2007 as an artist-led, commissioning Festival presenting new works from across the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture. Some highlights of the five Festivals include premieres of Björk’s three-week Biophilia residency; director Robert Wilson’s The Life and Death of Marina Abramović, starring Abramović, Willem Dafoe and Antony; The xx performing in a hidden city centre space for audiences of just 60; Kenneth Branagh’s Macbeth; Alice in Wonderland inspired wonder.land with music by Damon Albarn, and FKA twigs’ Soundtrack 7 residency where audiences observed the artist’s creative process at close quarters.
“From our base here at Cherwood Nursery, in the Bedfordshire hamlet of Chawston, we are commercial growers of chillies, herbs and vegetables. Our product range includes chilli plants, fresh, dried and pickled chillies, along with our own gourmet range of fiery sauces and salsas. Our nursery and restaurant is also a destination for thousands of people participating in our scheduled cookery classes and chilli experiences. You can find and buy our products right here on our website or at farm shops, delicatessens, farmers markets, food and wine shows, and specialist chilli companies throughout the United Kingdom.
We developed a passion for Mexican and Tex-Mex food while living in San Antonio, Texas in the early 90’s. In 2001 after moving back to the UK, we began selling chilli plants at local car boot sales, and soon after set up our first production kitchen making a variety of spicy chilli sauces. We purchased Cherwood Nursery in 2007. Since our arrival we’ve erected six polytunnels, built a log cabin for hosting events, a new commercial kitchen for making chilli sauces, and a café restaurant. Today, all cooking and growing activities are now consolidated here at Cherwood Nursery and we are open to the public who can come and pick more than 100 varieties of chillies in the PYO poly tunnel, or sit down for a bite to eat in the restaurant.
We’re passionate about chilli peppers, gardening, and great food and we enjoy hearing your gardening and cooking ideas and experiences.”
The Roman Baths
“The Roman Baths is one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. It is run by the Heritage Services section of Bath & North East Somerset Council.
The Roman Baths attracts around one million visitors a year – making it one of the most visited heritage attractions in the United Kingdom.
In 2011 the Roman Baths completed a £5.5 million redevelopment to bring the best of modern interpretation to the site, transform its accessibility and preserve it for the next 100 years. This is the first phase of an on-going programme of development that will take place over the next seven years.
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Scudamore’s Punting Company
Scudamore’s Punting Company first introduced pleasure punting to Cambridge in the early 20th century.
Remaining true to Jack Scudamore’s original vision, we work to ensure that the River Cam can be enjoyed by all, offering traditional boating services to residents and visitors alike.
We pride ourselves on our warm welcome, unrivalled service and have designed our services around you. Treat yourself to one of our award-winning Cambridge tours or explore the river yourself on one of our punts, kayaks or Canadian canoes.
Please visit www.scudamores.com for more information.
“A ‘Zorb War’ will see you take on your friends at a series of challenges. All of these challenges will require participants to wear one of our body zorbs (inflatable ball as a body suit) and are designed to provide maximum carnage!!!
Bubble Football is a craze that is sweeping the nation, but we have decided to put a spin on things.
Whilst Bubble Football in itself is enjoyable, we believe that there is even more you can do in one of our top of the range zorbs. Try out activities such as Zorb Bulldog, Bubble Duel, Bulldog Smash and many more”
See more information at: http://www.zorbwars.co.uk/
House for an Art Lover
“Set within the magnificent grounds of Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park and inspired by the designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House for an Art Lover combines art gallery and exhibition space, events venue, café, multipurpose artists studios and magnificent visitor attraction into one unique and inspiring venue.
Originally designed by Mackintosh as an elegant country retreat for a person of taste and culture, today, more than 110 years later, House for an Art Lover exists to stimulate public interest in art, design and architecture. Through its studios, exhibitions, scholarships and access to learning for all ages, it has widened Mackintosh’s original vision to make House for an Art lover a house for everyone.”
Kielder Observatory is a public outreach astronomical facility located in Kielder Forest, in some of the darkest skies in Europe and the third largest protected Dark Sky reserve in the world.
“Located in Northumberland, England. the observatory is situated just a few miles from the Scottish border high upon Black Fell near James Turrell’s Kielder Skyspace. The site was chosen as one of the locations in the UK which has the least amount of intrusive light pollution.
The primary function of the observatory is outreach via public events. Our goal is to bring in members of the public of all ages from school children in primary school and upwards with an aim to engage in discussions and observations of the Universe. We do this in a way that is friendly, informative and interesting through our amazing team of astronomers, guest speakers and volunteers.”
Kew Royal Botanical Gardens
“The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew was founded in 1759 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.
Kew Gardens is one of London’s top visitor attractions and Wakehurst, our second garden in West Sussex, is home to Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank.
Over the past 250 years Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has made innumerable contributions to increasing the understanding of plants and fungi with many benefits for mankind.
Our science and conservation work helps to discover and describe the world’s plant and fungal diversity, safeguards the world’s plant life for our future and promotes the sustainable use of plants.
Kew’s mission is: ‘to be the global resource for plant knowledge, building an understanding of the world’s plants upon which all our lives depend’.”
As the home of human ingenuity, the Science Museum’s world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe. Welcoming over 3 million visitors a year, the Museum aims to make sense of the science that shapes our lives, inspiring visitors with iconic objects, award-winning exhibitions and incredible stories of scientific achievement.
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Horniman Museum and Gardens
“The Horniman Museum and Gardens is an inspiring, surprising learning attraction in South London’s Forest Hill. With world-class galleries of natural history, musical instruments, world cultures, an aquarium, themed gardens and more – there’s so much for your students to explore. Handle and study real museum objects in our curriculum-linked, enquiry-led sessions: from African masks and Indonesian musical instruments, to a real mammoth’s tooth!”
To find out more visit us at: www.horniman.ac.uk
Glasgow Tigers Speedway
“Glasgow Tigers is the West of Scotland’s only professional speedway team and one of only a handful of motorsport venues in
We compete in British Speedway’s Premier League, which consists of thirteen teams. The twelve other clubs are the Berwick Bandits, Edinburgh Monarchs, Ipswich Witches, Newcastle Diamonds, Peterborough Panthers, Plymouth Devils, Redcar Bears, Rye House Rockets, Scunthorpe Scorpions, Sheffield Tigers, Somerset Rebels and Workington Comets. The Tigers season runs from March until October. There are 12 home matches and 12 away matches during the regular season which runs until the end of September. The Tigers also compete in the Knockout Cup and depending on league position the end of season playoffs.
Our owners Gerry and Michael Facenna bought the Tigers in 2015 and are committed to building a club that will become an important part of the local community.
The Tigers race at the recently redeveloped Peugeot Ashfield Stadium, a superb venue for live motorsport in the north of Glasgow. The club has been crowned Premier League champions on three occasions, most recently in 2011. 2016 will be our seventieth anniversary!”
“Set high on the Sussex Downs with stunning views of Brighton and Hove and the English Channel, Brighton Racecourse boasts one of the most unique racecourse settings in the country and hosts 21 flat racing fixtures between April and October.Brighton Racecourse is one of the most exciting, vibrant, tracks in the South of England and with its fantastic location; our seaside course is a perfect, versatile venue, for a day out with corporate clients, friends or family.”
“Daytona Milton Keynes is the UK’s ultimate outdoor karting venue, boasting two exceptional race tracks complemented by excellent hospitality & conferencing facilities in the centre of Milton Keynes. Our circuits are flood lit so operational from 9am to 10pm.
The International circuit is 1360m in length comprising 11 corners, some of which are very technical and straights of various lengths. The International circuit suits racers of all abilities from beginners to serious enthusiasts and is widely considered to be one of the best circuits in the UK.
The National Circuit is made up of 900m of the international circuit and incorporates two corners that are not used in the international configuration. The national circuit provides a challenging drive and incorporates a variety of technical corners with plenty of overtaking opportunities.
The North Circuit At 375m the North Circuit offers very close racing. The Circuit is challenging, with some technical corners and is ideally suited to smaller adult groups and Juniors. The North Circuit is the perfect environment to learn and improve technique before graduating to the National or International circuit.”
See more at: https://www.daytona.co.uk
The National Museum of Computing
“The National Museum of Computing, located on Bletchley Park, is an independent charity housing the world’s largest collection of functional historic computers, including the rebuilt Colossus, the world’s first electronic computer, and the WITCH, the world’s oldest working digital computer. The Museum enables visitors to follow the development of computing from the ultra-secret pioneering efforts of the 1940s through the large systems and mainframes of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and the rise of personal computing in the 1980s and beyond.”
For more information please visit our website at: http://www.tnmoc.org/
London Transport Museum
“London Transport Museum is situated in the heart of Covent Garden and filled with stunning exhibits; the Museum explores the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London, culture and society since 1800. Historic vehicles, world-famous posters and the very best objects from the Museum’s extraordinary collection are brought together to tell the story of London’s development and the part transport played in defining the unique identity of the city.”
For more information please visit www.ltmuseum.co.uk
Belle Vue Aces
“Situated at the heart of Gorton’s state-of-the-art Belle Vue Sports Village, the National Speedway Stadium is the latest addition to Manchester’s expanding collection of world-class sporting venues.
Home to the world famous Belle Vue Aces, the stadium is located along the city’s ‘Sport Corridor’ and is a significant aspect of the East Manchester Regeneration Framework.
Purpose-built for speedway, the venue boasts an impressive capacity of over 6000 spectators, including the stunning 1800-seat grandstand, which can be increased almost twofold through the use of temporary seating.
A facility of both national and international significance to the shale sport, the stadium is also fully equipped to host business, corporate and private events such as conferences, launches and weddings.
From March 2016 the Aces, along with their National League counterparts the Belle Vue Colts, can be found gracing the track most Friday nights during the season, which runs from March-October.
This year’s top flight incarnation has not varied greatly from the team that claimed silver in last year’s Elite League Grand Final and combines some of the sport’s most experienced athletes with some of its most promising young guns.
Seven-time British Champion Scott Nicholls is back to lead the team as their captain along with stylish No.1 Matej Žagar, and they are joined by their five sprightly team mates Max Fricke, Craig Cook, Steve Worrall, Richie Worrall and Joe Jacobs.”
London Wetland Centre
“The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that saves wetlands, which are essential for life itself. Wetlands are the primary source of drinking water for people and wildlife. They also connect us with nature, and with ourselves, through beautiful landscapes and inspiring encounters with wildlife.
WWT London Wetland Centre is an urban oasis for wildlife and people, just 10 minutes from Hammersmith. Stroll among the lakes, ponds and gardens and enjoy watching wild birds from all over the world in one of our 7 bird hides.”
“Audacious and successful…West London’s Finborough Theatre is one of the best in the entire world. Its programme of new writing and obscure rediscoveries remains ‘jaw-droppingly good’”. Time Out / The Hospital Club
“A blazing beacon of intelligent endeavour.” The Daily Telegraph
“One of the most stimulating venues in London, fielding a programme that is a bold mix of trenchant, politically thought-provoking new drama and shrewdly chosen revivals of neglected works from the past.” The Independent
“A disproportionately valuable component of the London theatre ecology.” Financial Times
Founded in 1980, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre under Artistic Director Neil McPherson presents plays and music theatre, concentrated exclusively on new writing and genuine rediscoveries from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Behind the scenes, the Finborough Theatre continues to discover and develop a new generation of theatre makers – through our vibrant Literary team, our prestigious internship scheme and our Resident Assistant Director Programme.
For details on our current productions and our new season, please visit: www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is one of the world’s most famous cricket clubs. Founded in 1863, Yorkshire is England’s most successful club, winning a record 34 County Championships, joint Champions twice and five One-Day cricket crowns. Yorkshire can also lay to claim producing more England players in history than any other County, and no fewer than five players – Geoffrey Boycott, Len Hutton, Wilfred Rhodes, Fred Trueman and Herbert Sutcliffe – have been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. There is no other English county that can boast five members in the Hall of Fame.
Away from the professional arena, Yorkshire is the hotbed of cricket in the country with in excess of 850 grassroots clubs and schools playing the game every week in the summer equating to over 125,000 recreational players.
Its outstanding work in the local community, via the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, is regarded as one of the region’s best organised sporting foundations with over 20,000 schoolchildren visiting the Club’s home Headingley Cricket Ground across the year.
Headingley is also one of the world’s renowned international venues and is guaranteed the staging of international cricket every year until at least 2019. The ground opened in 1890 and celebrated 125 years of sporting heritage in 2015.
For more information on The Yorkshire County Cricket Club club please visit: www.yorkshireccc.com
Nesher High School
Nesher High School strives to develop the individual potential of each and every student. In addition to strong emphasis on academics, it is also their mission to instill the values of justice, equality and respect in all of our students. Nesher High Schools teaches students to be honest, to respect others, to use good judgement and to be responsible for their actions. They encourage community involvement and provide ample opportunities for them to contribute to their society. Nesher High School helps students develop a pluralistic Jewish identity that honors their heritage, whilst nurturing loyalty to the State of Israel. They also emphasize the principles of democracy and the tolerance of all religions and nationalities.
Sally Lunn’s Bakery
“Sally Lunn’s is much more than a world famous tea and eating house in the centre of the wonderful city of Bath England. Our historic building is one of the oldest houses in Bath. Our kitchen museum shows the actual kitchen used by the legendary young Huguenot baker Sally Lunn in Georgian Bath to create the first Bath bun – an authentic regional speciality now known the world over.
Sally Lunn’s is open for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, pre-theatre dinner and dinner. Menus offer historic refreshment based on the original Sally Lunn bun – still baked to a secret recipe – and rich in local cuisine and authentic historic dishes. We are a truly authentic English eating house serving regional English food – including our trencher dinner.”
“Beamish is a world famous open air museum, telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s & 1940s. Beamish began as the vision of Dr Frank Atkinson, today it is one of the best Open Air Museums in the World! Frank had visited Scandinavian folk museums in the early 1950s and was inspired to create an open air museum for the North East. He realised the dramatically-changing region was losing its industrial heritage. Coal mining, ship building and iron and steel manufacturing were disappearing, along with the communities that served them. Frank wanted the new museum to “illustrate vividly” the way of life of “ordinary people” and bring the region’s history alive.
Beamish remains true to his principles today and brings history to life for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
Located on the outskirts of the market town of Malton in North Yorkshire, Eden Camp is a multi-award winning Modern History Theme Museum housed within the grounds of an original World War Two prisoner of war camp. It was developed into a museum by local businessman Stan Johnson to stand as a tribute to all people, civilian and military, who endured hardship throughout World War Two.
Today, Eden Camp has people of all ages visiting from around the world to see the story of World War Two re-created using sights, sounds, smells and moving figures to create a unique atmosphere that makes it feel like you travelled back in time to wartime Britain.
Established in 1876, Saracens Rugby Club are London’s premier rugby club competing in the Aviva Premiership, the European Champions Cup and the Anglo-Welsh Cup.
From humble beginnings, ‘Sarries’ have developed into one of world rugby’s most respected, renowned and recognisable teams.
On the pitch, the Men in Black (as they are affectionately known) are enjoying a period of unbridled success after a record breaking 2014/15 season in which the north Londoners won six domestic trophies, in the process securing a historic league and cup double.
Off the pitch, with a move to Allianz Park in Barnet in 2013, Saracens have won numerous awards for their community work.
Canterbury Guided Tours
“Canterbury Tourist Guides present the ONLY tours offering guided walks through the historic streets AND Cathedral Precincts for £7.50 or less. Led by knowledgeable and entertaining Green and Blue Badge Guides who can respond to your questions and interests, our 90 minute tours leave The Buttermarket daily at 11am and additionally at 2pm from April to October, no pre-booking required. Tickets from the Visitor Centre at The Beaney, the Roman or Heritage Museums and on-line at our website.”
“TeamSport Indoor Karting is the U.K’s largest provider of indoor go-karting. We currently operate from 17 venues across the U.K. including four locations in London.
So step into a TeamSport race-suit and prepare for adrenaline as our go karting events see up to 40mph of speed as you take on crazy hairpins, wide bends and ramps in a next level go karting experience. Monitor your performance with a state of the art electronic lap timing system providing you personalised print outs of your laps as well as large LCD screen displays to compare your sessions and how you are ranking against the other karters. Whether you’re racing to be the fastest or racing for the top podium spot, go karting at TeamSport is 100% guaranteed fun.
It doesn’t end there as our venues not only boast some of the biggest and most challenging tracks in the U.K. but you can also find our on-site fuel restaurant and licensed bar serving refreshments and delicious food with party rooms and conferencing facilities also available to complete a memorable event.”
“For more information or to find a TeamSport Indoor Karting venue near you then visit our website; www.team-sport.co.uk or give the team a call on 0844 9980 000.”
“Ralph Percy inherited the dukedom of Northumberland after the death of his elder brother in 1995. As well as management of the more traditional estate businesses of agriculture, forestry and minerals, the Duke has overseen expansion of the portfolio to include planning and development and commercial property at home and also abroad. With the Duchess, Jane, they have developed Alnwick Castle as a significant visitor attraction while the Duchess has masterminded a garden renaissance in the creation of The Alnwick Garden.”
Visit the castle’s website: www.alnwickcastle.com/
Visit the garden’s website: www.alnwickgarden.com/
Canterbury Historic River Tours
Canterbury Historic River Tours provides a truly entertaining experience for its visitors, and is a perfect tour for all age groups, the tour combines a light hearted enjoyable commentary whilst also discovering some of Canterbury’s finest architecture set against outstanding views of natural scenery. 2015 saw the tour being recognised for its excellence by achieving a finalists’ position in the Beautiful South Awards in the category of ‘Tourism Experience of the Year’. The company was also placed as a finalist in the same category of the 2016 Visit England Awards, putting them in the top five tourism experiences in England!
The tour firstly takes you to a small Franciscan island, also known as The Greyfriars, which is home to a beautiful 13th century chapel which spans the river, and is the oldest example of Franciscan architecture in the country.
It then passes under the 12th century Eastbridge Hospital and the King’s Bridge (1134), continuing down river past some medieval industrial buildings, including The Old Weavers House, The Kings Mill, and the Cromwellian iron forge.
After some wonderful views of the cathedral, the tour then passes through the Dominican priories, built by the Blackfriars in the 14th century, and ending up in Solly’s Orchard the site of the old Abbots Mill in the city. We then return, passing The Marlowe Theatre, to the starting point which is home to Canterbury’s infamous ‘Ducking Stool’.
For more information, visit their website at: www.canterburyrivertours.co.uk
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Winterbourne House and Garden
“Winterbourne is one of the best surviving examples of an Edwardian Arts and Crafts suburban villa garden.
Offering colour and interest throughout the year the Grade II listed garden is home to a beautiful walled garden, striking colour themed borders, glasshouses, original sandstone rock garden and stream side planting.
The botanic garden also displays plants from around the globe with collections from China, North and South America and the alpine areas of the world.
In the house, delve into the rich history of Winterbourne, built by leading architect J. L. Ball for the prestigious Nettlefold family in 1903. There are two floors of exhibition rooms highlighting the lives of the Nettlefold family and the importance of Winterbourne within the community. A temporary exhibition space explores relevant themes from family life and the Edwardian period, such as Creativity in the Trenches, exploring the role of art in the First World War.
Enjoy delicious light lunches, refreshments, cake and traditional cream teas in the Terrace Tea Room. Take home a souvenir of your visit from the gift shop, visit the Coach House Gallery and explore the Victorian printing press.”
For latest information and opening times see: www.winterbourne.org.uk
YOUniversity Centre (Dimona)
Branco Weiss Rabin High School
Rabin High School is committed to renewal in all pedagogical areas. It aspires to educational innovation, to personal and social development of students and staff in the spirit of Israeli values and democracy. In the school, they encourage student autonomy and hands-on learning. This can be seen in school assessment, student leadership, group learning and school projects. There is continual cooperation with students, parents, the community, Branco Weiss and the Ministry of Education. Instead of written matriculation exams, they describe themselves as pioneers in writing new curriculums in diverse subjects instead of regular written exams.
One of the country’s leading theatres, Sheffield Theatres is home to the world-famous Crucible, the W R G Sprague built Lyceum, and the multi-format Studio.
Taking pride in creating bold, passionate and enriching work across its three stages, the company was recognised for its ambition in 2013 and 2014 when it won the Regional Theatre of the Year Award for an unprecedented two consecutive years in the Stage Awards.
Continuing its success in 2015, Sheffield Theatres was named Most Welcoming Theatre (Yorkshire & Humberside) at the annual UK Theatre Awards.
Across its three theatres, the company produces a diverse programme of work, spanning a range of genres: classical revivals, new work, large-scale musicals and innovative and immersive theatre experiences. It presents the best shows currently on tour in the UK and works with theatre artists locally and nationally to nurture and develop new creative talent.
Sheffield Theatres has attracted widespread national and international acclaim for its productions across its 45 year history.
Ibn Al-Haitham School
Ibn Al-Haitham School is located in Baqa Al-Gharbiyya that believes human beings have a supreme value and that human dignity is above any other consideration. For them, investing in humans is a sublime goal. Therefore, they seek to sow the seeds of students who are cultured, educated, independent, responsible, and ambitious human beings, by encouraging students to be entrepreneurs, researchers, thinkers, proud of their identity and culture, loving their community and people. By internalizing many important values and qualities such as integrity, understanding others, tolerance and engaging in constructive dialogue and deriving their energies to build their future from their culture, civilization and history.
“Choccywoccydoodah, quite a mouthful.”
National Library of Israel
“Westminster Abbey is one of the world’s great churches, with a history stretching back over a thousand years. The Abbey has been the Coronation church since 1066, and the setting for many other great events in the life of the nation, including sixteen royal weddings. It is the burial place of kings and queens, and of other distinguished figures in the nation’s history, from writers and musicians to politicians and scientists. The Abbey continues to bring visitors to the heart of national life through its close links with Parliament, the Commonwealth and many charitable organisations. Through special services and daily prayers, through inter-faith work and the welcoming of UK and international school and family groups, the Abbey expresses faith at the heart of the nation today.”
Founded in 1865, Bath Rugby is one of the oldest rugby union Clubs in existence. Located in the heart of the World Heritage City of Bath, we are a club steeped in vibrant history and heritage, and this year we are celebrating our 150th anniversary.
The club currently competes in the Aviva Premiership, European Rugby Champions Cup and LV= Cup. It has lived through two World Wars and survived the advent of professionalism to become one of the pre-eminent sides in European rugby. The Club’s honours include being the first English team to win Europe’s premier club competition, the Heineken Cup, along with six English League titles
Awesome Walls Climbing Centres
“We pride ourselves on delivering a first class service that will shine through from our staff to our facilities. As we’re a new centre we’ll be adding onto our existing facilities on a regular basis, why crawl when you can climb?
AWCC Sheffield has a cutting edge climbing wall design that factors in climbing for all walks (climbs!) of life. Whether it’s your first visit or you’re at competition standard we’ll have something for you.
14 years of climbing wall experience have gone into AWCC Sheffield. We hope you enjoy your visit and look forward to seeing you on a regular basis. If you feel we have missed anything or have any suggestions we’d love to hear from you.
AWCC Sheffield is the first climbing centre to be awarded ‘National Performance Centre’ status by the British Mountaineering Council. To meet this criteria we had to adhere to strict quality guidelines that greatly enhances the climbing experience for all.”
Thackray Medical Museum
Housed in one of the most impressive Victorian buildings in Leeds, the museum is truly unique and the only museum of its kind in the North of England. Through nine interactive galleries we will take you on a journey of discovery to explore the incredible world of medicine. Travel from the Victorian age to the present day to explore the fascinating world of surgery and find out how breakthroughs in science have changed all our lives for the better.
Exciting family activities take place during the school holidays and every Saturday during term time and special events for all ages run throughout the year, from talks and films, to drama performances, adult dissection lessons and fright nights.
We open our doors to 20,000 school students every year, and reach out to many more through our in-classroom work, educational resources, loans boxes, and teacher events. We’re committed to working with schools to enhance knowledge and learning about the history of medicine and related subjects. Our education programme is carefully designed to complement and support the national curriculum as well as teaching plans and examination requirements.
The museum has been awarded the Sandford Award for Heritage Education for a number of years. This is an independently judged, quality assured assessment of education programmes at heritage sites, museums, archives and collections across the British Isles.
We aim to make learning exciting, enjoyable and inspiring. Students can explore our recreation of a Victorian street to experience the grim reality of life in the 19th century with all its squalor, smells and attendant health problems, or join Florence Nightingale as she travels to the Crimea and discovers the terrible conditions in wartime hospital wards.
For more information on what we can offer you, go to our website at
Oxford Playhouse is a theatre for everyone.
Oxford Playhouse and its Burton Taylor Studio present and produce a wide range of live performance. The programme includes the best of British and international drama, family shows, contemporary dance and music, student and amateur shows, comedy, lectures and poetry.
We also create live performance here in Oxford. The Playhouse produces and tours its own shows, hosts Artists in Residence and presents Playhouse Plays Out, an ongoing series of off-site events which happen at locations across the county.
The theatre’s Learning team works with over 15,000 people each year through post show discussions, workshops, work experience, holiday schemes, a youth theatre and a young people’s theatre company.
Museum of London
“The Museum of London tells the story of the world’s greatest city and its people from prehistoric times to the present day. It cares for more than two million objects in its collections, holds the largest archaeological archive in the world, and attracts over 1 million visitors per year.”
Centre for Effective Altruism
Effective altruism is a growing social movement founded on the desire to make the world as good a place as it can be, the use of evidence and reason to find out how to do so, and the audacity to actually try. The Centre works to foster projects which use evidence and analysis to help others as much as possible aiming at a world where everyone is healthy, happy, fulfilled and free.
Lancashire Cricket Club Foundation
“The LCCC Foundation aims to Inspire Communities through Cricket and is the official arm of the 2011 County Champions Lancashire County Cricket Club. The Foundation is an independent and registered charity that is governed by a Board of Directors.
It aims to: To use the power of cricket and sport to provide positive experiences that engage and inspire the community
• Improve the health and well-being of the community
• Provide education and training opportunities for schools and the wider community
• Positively develop and support work which specifically targets young people, women and girls, disabled people and minority ethnic communities
• Fundraise to support the charitable and community work of LCCC
• Work to ensure LCCC becomes an important and central hub for the community”
National Football Museum
“The National Football Museum in Manchester is the home of football’s greatest stories and the perfect place to catch up with football’s ‘story so far’.
The history of the beautiful game is brought to life with interactive galleries showcasing the world’s finest collection of football artefacts. Over 2500 objects on display tell a story that covers centuries of the game: from 15th Century accounts on the streets of Florence and the first rules of Association Football, to global competitions and a worldwide audience of billions.
Stories from players, managers and most importantly fans illustrate the passion and drama that has made football a worldwide obsession. With touchscreen technology bringing these stories to life, visitors can navigate their way through the history of their favourite teams and competitions, and explore the impact football has on everything from fashion to the media too.”
For more information visit: http://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/
Theatre Royal Bath
Brimming with history, the Theatre Royal Bath is one of the oldest and most beautiful theatres in Britain.
Comprising three auditoria, the Main House, Ustinov Studio and the egg theatre for children and young people, a wonderfully varied programme of top quality entertainment is on offer all year round.
Scottish Football Museum
IF you think you know the history….then think again. The Scottish Football Museum at Hampden will take you on a football journey the like of which you have never been on before. Based within Hampden Park, the Museum provides a wonderful day out for fans of the great game. There are thousands of objects on display, tracing the history of football in Scotland and there is film footage highlighting some of the most memorable games and some of the great players.The Museum was also the first in Glasgow to be awarded the prestigious Five Star stamp of approval from VisitScotland making it one of the top visitor attractions in Scotland. The Scottish Football Museum has something for all ages and, more importantly, the ability to educate and inspire future generations.
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
“Founded in 1860 as the centre for scientific study at the University of Oxford, the Museum of Natural History holds the University’s internationally significant collections of over 6 million geological and zoological specimens. Housed in a stunning example of neo-Gothic architecture, the Museum’s growing collections underpin a broad programme of natural environment research, teaching and public engagement. Among its most famous features are the Oxfordshire dinosaurs, the Dodo, and the swifts in the tower. The Museum has over 650,000 visitors annually and has a national reputation for its public engagement. In 2015 it was shortlisted for the Museum of the Year award.”
American Museum in Britain
“Situated within a Georgian manor house in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the American Museum is home to the finest collection of Americana outside of the United States.
Open from mid-March, the Museum is famous for its Period Rooms which date from colonial times until the eve of the Civil War, its outstanding quilt collection, inspiring Folk Art gallery and interactive heritage exhibition which includes Native American craft.
From Thanksgiving the Museum is transformed for the Christmas season; winter activities are shown throughout the Period Room settings and a large Christmas tree is bedecked with wonderful ornaments hand-made by staff and volunteers.”
Glee Club Oxford
“With over 20 years experience of running some of the UK’s most cherished live venues there is no place better to bring top comedy and wonderful live music to you than The Glee Clubs.
We love what we do and we’re on a mission to give you a brilliant night out every time.
This is a comedy room up there with the best. The low ceiling, the warm atmosphere, a great view from every seat – Oxford finally has the professional comedy club it really deserves and we love making you giggle. It’s purpose built for fantastic live comedy at Glee Club Oxford. And the comics love it too.”
University of Bedfordshire
“At the University of Bedfordshire, we attract the kind of students organisations compete to employ. We are proud of our student body – an international network of creative self-starters with the desire to make a real difference. While our courses are driven by world-leading research and taught by some of the leading academics in their field, our students learn as much from each other as they do from us. Our role is to nurture talent, and through our expert staff and enviable facilities provide a learning environment in which students of all backgrounds can flourish. We believe that what’s most important is not what students learn but how they learn. Our links with over 3,000 organisations provide unrivalled opportunities to acquire practical workplace skills, helping us to equip students with a balance of critical and creative thinking they can use to not only find employment but build careers.”
The Bowes Museum
“A magnificent French château created in the late 19th century by John and Joséphine Bowes, housing internationally renowned collections of European fine and decorative arts spanning five centuries. The permanent collections comprise works by artists such as Canaletto, El Greco, Courbet and Turner, and contain one of Britain’s most extensive collections of ceramics, including Italian maiolica and Sèvres Porcelain. Its iconic Silver Swan, an 18th century musical automaton, plays every day at 2.00pm.
The permanent collections, and the Museum’s impressive refurbishments, are complemented by an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary exhibitions, as diverse as Goya, Boudin, Monet, Damien Hirst, Vivienne Westwood and Tim Walker.
The Bowes Museum is a registered charitable trust. Its aim is to foster a deeper understanding of art and culture for people of all ages and backgrounds through engagement with the fine and decorative arts. Its programme of work is brought together by a team of dedicated staff governed by a Board of Trustees.Limited company registered in England.”
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Modern Art Oxford
Modern Art Oxford is a leading UK contemporary art space with an international reputation for inspirational and innovative programmes. The gallery is located in central Oxford and Founded in 1966, Modern Art Oxford is one of the UK’s most exciting and influential contemporary art spaces with an international reputation for ambitious and innovative projects. The gallery is open to all and all our exhibitions and events are completely free of charge, unless stated. We aim to make contemporary art accessible and engaging to the widest audience through presentation and participation.
The programme celebrates the relevance of contemporary visual culture to society today. Our agenda is shaped by a belief in dialogue between contemporary art and ideas, and seek to create new relationships between artists and audiences at the beginning of the 21st century. In 2016, Modern Art Oxford celebrates 50 years as an internationally acclaimed powerhouse of contemporary visual culture. KALEIDOSCOPE is a year long series of interlinking exhibitions, performances and events, presenting an unmissable opportunity to reflect on some of the great moments in Modern Art Oxford’s history.Iconic works from the past return to the gallery from across the globe, shown as part of a dynamic programme of new commissions, performances and events by acclaimed artists of the current generation. In an unconventional approach, KALEIDOSCOPE will stay open throughout the year, giving audiences insight into the processes of exhibition-making. The Indivisible Present begins to transform into the next exhibition, A Moment of Grace, from 22 March until it is fully realised on 16 April.
Oldham Coliseum Theatre is one of the oldest producing theatres in the UK with a history dating back to 1885. We produce eight in-house shows each year, as well as presenting a range of productions from visiting companies and one-night events. Recent years have seen the Coliseum flourish with a nine-venue national tour of The Hound of the Baskervilles, the Coliseum’s own production of Chicago, the UK Theatre Award nominated world premiere of Susan Hill’s The Mist in the Mirror and the smash-hit musical, Dreamers.
The Oldham Coliseum Theatre is a cultural and educational charity that works with over 150,000 individuals per year.
Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne, makes ambitious, intelligent, enjoyable theatre. We have a reputation for reviving classic plays in fresh adaptations and creating bold new work. We have been one of the UK’s most popular national touring companies for the last 20 years. Alongside our own work, we present the best local, national and international theatre. Our extensive Creative Residencies programme supports local and national theatre-makers to develop their work at Northern Stage and our year round programme of projects and events encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to take part in making theatre.
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford
The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology, founded in 1683 it is the oldest public museum in Britain.
Our world famous collections range from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, telling human stories across cultures and across time.
Oxford Brookes University
“Oxford Brookes University began life as the Oxford School of Art in 1865, when it occupied one room on the ground floor of the Taylor Institution in the centre of the city. Five years later the School of Science was incorporated, offering a wide range of scientific and technical subjects and evening classes in the University Museum. In 1891, the School was taken over by Oxford City Council’s Technical Instruction Committee and renamed Oxford City Technical School. Oxford Polytechnic became a university in 1992 under government legislation and decided to honour its founding Principal, John Brookes, in its new title.”
“‘Clarior ex Ignibus’. For most students at Silcoates this Latin inscription is simply the motto that can be read beneath the school’s badge, a central feature of which is a phoenix. The legendary phoenix was a bird which was said to burst into flame only to be reborn from its own ashes. The Silcoates’ motto is a reminder of the rebirth of the present school after its predecessor had been destroyed by fire in 1904 – and to the indomitable spirit of the founders in rebuilding from the ashes.
“A centre for contemporary art and learning in a landmark heritage building in south central Leeds. Centred around creativity, innovation and experimentation, The Tetley is a place that develops future artistic talent and opens the minds of people of all ages. The Tetley is operated and curated by Project Space Leeds (PSL), a contemporary arts and education charity founded in 2006, to create a platform for emerging artists across the UK and further afield, allowing them to make and show work on an expansive scale, pushing their practice within a supportive environment.”
“Theatre Delicatessen exists to support emerging artists, creatives and theatremakers in their work and the development of their practice. Theatre Delicatessen is committed to supporting, producing and staging performance in non-traditional theatre spaces. Our priority is supporting experiential and immersive work. By collaborating with property developers, Theatre Delicatessen turns empty commercial properties into temporary, pop-up venues where Theatre Delicatessen and other emerging theatre companies can develop and stage new work, whilst providing studios, workshops and performance spaces for a new generation working across the creative industries. By providing work space and resources to theatremakers at different stages in their career, we are able to provide a safe, malleable and inspiring environment where artists can experiment and grow.”
“Morpeth is a co-educational school for pupils aged 11–18. In May 2013, we achieved our second successive ‘Outstanding’Ofsted grading. All aspects of the school including ‘pupil achievement’, ‘behaviour’ and ‘quality of teaching’ were deemed ‘outstanding’. We believe our success is built upon the professionalism and commitment of all our staff – teaching and support - and a shared set of values.”
Langdon Park School
“angdon Park is very much part of its community and with its excellent and very committed staff, its new and very impressive buildings and facilities, is dedicated to serving the children and families that form the community we reside in. We aim to provide our students with the very best academic education possible, whilst working to develop them as a whole person.”
“Berlin is not only the capital but, without question, also the creative center of Germany. The city’s appeal extends far beyond Europe: Berlin attracts attention worldwide, be it for its cultural life, its politics, business, or sport. Creative minds, start-ups, founders, and entrepreneurs are drawn to this city: Its geographical location and international flair make the city a hub for markets in Eastern Europe and beyond. The BiTS campus lies at the heart of the multicultural metropolis. Accredited business- and media courses have been offered at this campus since 2012 for students from all over the world. The campus is located in a building dating back to the historic “Gründerzeit” (BB24) as well as a modern second building (BB31), in the process forming an ensemble that, quite typical for Berlin, unites opposites. There is a policy of ensuring small class sizes. The green inner courtyard with colorful seating lends itself to breaks or intercultural conversations with one or more of the 43 different nationalities represented on campus.”
“Ark Academy is not for the faint-hearted. We expect a great deal of hard work from our pupils. We know nothing worthwhile was ever achieved differently. We expect high standards from everyone and believe that the simple formula of “work hard, be nice” will ensure the best future for our pupils. To this end we are “compassionately ruthless” in implementing our standards and expect that parents will wish the same for their offspring”
Bath Spa University
“Bath Spa University is where creative minds meet. Offering a wide range of courses across the arts, sciences, education, social science and business to 7,000 students, the University employs outstanding creative professionals which support its aim to be a leading educational institution in creativity, culture and enterprise. Based in stunning countryside just a few minutes from a World Heritage City, Bath Spa University ensures its students graduate as engaged global citizens who are ready for the world of work. In fact, 93 per cent of graduates find themselves in work or further study within six months.”
Durham High School for Girls
“Durham High School was one of the first schools in the North East of England to take girls’ education seriously and we are proud to continue that tradition today; we seek to develop the potential of every girl in all areas of life. We encourage academic excellence and a lifelong love of learning, but we also place great value on personal development in creative arts, in sport, in community service and in leadership.”
“Haggerston School is a co- educational 11-18, community school situated in Weymouth Terrace in Hackney, London. Since its beginnings in 1965 as a girls’ school, Haggerston School has been a place where students have made exceptional progress with the support of highly qualified staff. Haggerston is a specialist technology school and also has particular strengths in the expressive arts.”
The Linnean Society of London
“The Society maintains the majority of Carl Linnaeus’ plant and animal research collections, as well as his personal library, all stored under optimum conservation conditions. These unique collections are of continuing fundamental importance as a primary reference for taxonomy. The collections are enhanced by the Society’s own rich library which provides key resources for research. The library is open to Fellows and the general public alike and is a major source of publications on taxonomy, evolutionary biology, the history of the biological sciences as well as the life and work of Linnaeus.”
Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy
“Our mission is based on the most fundamental Christian values expressed in our desire ‘to provide the best experience we can for all in our care in a Living Faith Community’.”
“Hartpury College and University Centre is one of the UK’s leading land-based and sports educational establishments. The campus covers over 360 hectares and is located near to both Gloucester and Cheltenham. Hartpury is currently an Associate Faculty of the University of the West of England (UWE) and has been working in partnership with UWE since 1997. Today it has more than 1300 students working towards foundation degrees, honours degrees and postgraduate qualifications in equine, sport and animal and land studies.”
“A unique state day and boarding school offering an educational experience unlike any other. Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds in the UK and overseas and achieve outstanding academic success.”
Smithdon High School
“mithdon High School is committed to the pursuit of excellence, both in terms of its students’ achievements and the quality of educational provision here. The school has recently consolidated its improvements with an Ofsted rating of ‘Good’ in all categories (June 2014), and we are developing teaching and learning strategies to meet the challenges of new examination courses and new curriculum requirements - currently affecting all schools - in order to ensure that our youngsters have every chance of success.”
“Middlesbrough College is unique in the region, in delivering courses in every occupational sector area and at every level, from entry level all the way through to level 7 including postgraduate qualifications. This means that whether you have lots of qualifications or none, we believe you are capable of doing great things. Whether you are a school leaver, a potential apprentice, an adult looking to retrain or improve their career prospects or are interested in degree-level study, we have a course for you.”
Twyford CofE High School
“Twyford aims to make the very most of its students. We do this by providing an education that is both challenging and fulfilling. We offer a full educational diet; not only in the formal curriculum, but also in a wide range of available extra-curricular activities! School life at Twyford is full of opportunities for students to learn. We encourage them to grow as individuals and we have a strong sense of community. We expect students to do their best for their own sake and for the sake of others. Most importantly in a faith school, we believe that all of our lives are given and governed by God.”
St Martin’s School
“What cannot be measured in league tables are the values which we reinforce in our students and which contributes significantly to the school’s outstanding ethos. Visitors are always struck by how well behaved and smartly dressed our students are. They comment also on the warmth of the relationships that students form with each other and staff. This relationship with staff helps to underpin teaching which is of the highest quality and coupled with outstanding pastoral care ensures that our students achieve highly. As a result, students leave St. Martin’s School equipped with the knowledge and skills to enable them to become valued members of their community.”
Highgate Wood School
“We want everyone to feel welcome, safe and secure in the school and believe that each of us has a valuable contribution to make to the school community and its continued success.”
St George’s College
“St George’s College, Weybridge and St George’s Junior School, Weybridge are independent Roman Catholic co-educational schools which welcome those of other Christian traditions allowing all to develop their ethical, spiritual and moral values. We seek to inspire a love of learning and to encourage all to fulfil their aspirations and potential within an atmosphere of mutual respect and compassion. We strive to promote our Josephite tradition which encourages a strong sense of all belonging to one family which encompasses the wider world.”
“Lambeth Academy is a school committed to bringing out the best in everyone. Our mission is to ‘be exceptional’ in all that we do and we strive to ensure that all of our students and staff achieve their potential. We want our children and young people to be confident, well-rounded individuals who are prepared to play a full role in the world in which they live.”
The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers
The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers was founded in 1852 to improve the science and art of mining and to train professional mining engineers. In 1872 a purpose built library was completed in high Gothic style as a memorial to first President Nicholas Wood, as part of Neville Hall which housed offices of the Institute and the Coal Trades of Northumberland and Durham. Housing the College of Physical Science from 1871-1893, Neville Hall is the home of further education in Newcastle; the college is now called Newcastle University! The Institute rebuilt the College’s lecture theatre in 1902-6 for its own purposes. A 1/8th scale model of the Royal Institution Lecture Theatre provides 100 seats in tiers in an intimate lecture theatre with superb acoustics and excellent views. The room is panelled and furnished in Cuban Mahogany in boardroom style and designed around the speaker and the magic lantern – the latter replaced these days with a digital projector. Photographic portraits of past Presidents adorn the walls of the room adding to its presence and dignity. Neville Hall also houses the Arbitration Room used by the Coal Trades Associations and the mining unions of Durham and Northumberland where working terms and conditions and compensation deals were debated and agreed upon forming the basis of modern employment law. How many important debates have taken place within these walls we’ll never know, but you will be seated in rooms in which the future of the world was debated, then designed and built by engineers who led the world in innovation and on which foundation much of the 20th century was built and which remains relevant in the 21st century too.
Leeds City College
“To be an exceptional and responsive college providing life changing education, skills and experiences for individuals, businesses and communities”