In this presentation Nigel will discuss the issues surrounding the sinking of the Steamship Titanic in April 1912. The causes of the catastrophe and the experiences of both crew and passengers will be addressed, as well as the issue of communications (or lack of) between the stricken ship and potential rescue vessels on that fateful night. The lessons learned from this event changed the way that sea-going vessels around the world reacted to disaster at sea and, as a result, there have been no incidents on that scale since. Nigel will include hands-on activities based around Morse Code, so please download the pdf Morse Code and have pencils and paper handy!
Nigel Amies has worked in schools and museum education for over 15 years. He attained a MA in English History in 2004 (University of East Anglia) and now works as a freelance historical educator with clients including Bletchley Park, the Royal Armouries, the National Army Museum, English Heritage and the National Trust.