Jules Wooding and Carmel Bones
Two Cumbrian Historians are today celebrating receiving a special award from their peers.
Jules Wooding of Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life and Carmel Bones of Carmel Bones Education Limited have both been awarded Fellowships by the Historical Association.
Jules and Carmel will be in London next week to receive their awards at Foyle’s Bookshop in Charing Cross Road. Also receiving an award with them will be Mary Beard OBE, Professor of Classics at Cambridge, Fellow of Newnham College, star of TV and radio, author of wonderful and accessible books on ancient Rome and commentator on issues of modern concern will be awarded the HA’s highest honour, the Medlicott Medal for Services to History.
Jules and Carmel’s Fellowship has been awarded following nominations from Individual members of the Association and local branches are invited to nominate potential recipients and the final decision is made by the Executive Committee of the History Association.
The Award seeks to recognise individuals from a diversity of backgrounds in their service to history. Past recipients of the Medal are all distinguished and outstanding individuals in their fields whether it be scholarship in the sense of original research, publication through specialist writing and lecturing, popularisation of history through writing, TV or radio or through their teaching.
After twenty years of teaching History locally at St. Aidan’s, Central Academy and William Howard Schools, Carmel is a member of the Historical Association’s national secondary committee and works with teachers nationally and internationally to help develop good practise. She is consulting editor for Hodder Education’s new GCSE Dynamic Learning series and is co-author of two new GCSE History revision guides to be published in the autumn. An A’Level and GCSE Examiner she is developing materials for AQA and Studytracks. Recently she wrote new BBC Bitesize GCSE Elizabethan England material and annually leads workshops at the Historical Association and Schools History Project Conferences
Carmel Bones said: “I consider it an immense honour and privilege to have the opportunity to represent all the dedicated and creative teachers working tirelessly for their students. To have the work recognised, further raises the profile of their crucial work in schools.”
Jules is also a member of the Historical Associations National Primary committee and Learning and Access Officer at Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle. Jules is passionate about learning in Museums and the benefits of engaging communities in historical activities in diverse ways.
Jules said: “It was such a shock to open the letter and found out that I had been awarded the Fellowship. After the initial shock had subsided and I realised how few people from Museum world receive this award I feel incredibly honoured.”