Historian & Educator

With a unique hands-on approach, combining archaeological and experimental techniques with unparalleled archival research and crowd-sourcing Andy Robertshaw reveals what it was really like to be on the frontline of history.

Having begun his career as a teacher, Andy’s great passion is communicating the reality of war to all age groups. His dynamic teaching style encourages you to get your hands dirty and dig into history, whether in a replica First World War trench or on an archaeological site on the Western Front. His years of onscreen experience, including Time Team and Who Do You Think You Are?, as well as children’s TV, ensure he can hold the attention of any group. He understands how to reach out and bring history to life and, from Head of Education at the National Army Museum to his current role as freelance educator, he has led the way for innovative military history teaching. Most recently he advised on CBBC’s online history resources.

Today, Andy consults for a wide range of educational programmes and museums both in the UK and overseas. His services include:

  • School talks & university lectures
  • Summer schools (incorporating archaeological research and hands-on learning)
  • Trenches for Teachers
  • Historical advise and consultancy work for educational outreach projects
  • Creation of tailored teaching and learning resources (print, online & visual media)
  • Battlefield tours (for school, university, private, corporate & Armed Forces groups)
  • Museum display & archival consultation