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That History Bloke is the professional name for

Richard F. Stevenson.


A former teacher, I have been working in heritage education for over a decade. During that time I have worked in over 450 different schools, specialising in bringing history to life through artefacts, drama, costume, investigations and art.



I LOVE history and am PASSIONATE about enthusing others about the past!


I have full CRB disclosure and Public Liability Insurance up to £5m.



Previous relevant positions:


    Education Officer, Beamish Museum

    Heritage Education Officer, Gateshead Council (St Mary's Heritage Centre)

    Teacher, Gateshead

    Castle Steward, Edinburgh Castle

    Ghost Tour Guide, Edinburgh

    History Tour Guide, Edinburgh City


Other stuff...


I am a published co-author (see link to Book of Days, Newcastle and Book of Days, Gateshead!) and cartoonist.


I once won TV quiz show 'Pointless'..

That History Bloke - in the press!

Click the newspaper to look at press coverage for a selection of projects I have run...