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COP26 History: COP in Context – A Historian’s Guide to the ‘Do’s And Don’ts’ Of Diplomacy, 1815-2021, With Dr Geoff Hicks From University of East Anglia

11th November 2021 @ 12:45 - 13:25



In this session, Geoff Hicks from UEA’s School of History will consider what makes international conferences succeed or fail, drawing on historical examples, from the great congresses of the Napoleonic era, through the wars of the twentieth century, to the present.

Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Geoff Hicks

Curriculum links:

KS4 History

  • Engage in historical enquiry to develop as independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers.
  • Understanding of the relationships between different aspects within the periods studied, making connections, drawing contrasts and analysing trends.

KS5 History

  • France in Revolution, 1774–1815
  • Wars and Welfare: Britain in Transition, 1906–1957


This session is part of UEA’s COP26 series, exploring links between different fields of study and issues relating to the environment and climate change. COP26 is the name of the UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Glasgow from 31 October – 12 November 2021.

For further details about this great series and to see other COP26 events on offer from UEA, please click below:

Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom, or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but access to slides and other relevant resources will be given, where possible.

Suitable for: Key Stage 4 & Key Stage 5 students studying or with an interest in studying History, and related subjects. Teachers and members of school staff, as always, are welcome too and participants can join as individuals from school/college or home, or as a group from school/college.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students are asked to consider some of the key issues and any questions they might like to ask during the session.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges.  If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



11th November 2021
12:45 - 13:25
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