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60 second histories

The Team

Kevin Hicks
Director & Actor
A veteran soldier and policeman, Kevin set up the History Squad over 20 years ago to deliver live workshops and castle tours and has now created Squaducation.
Julie Hicks
Born in South Wales and married to Kevin, Julie has worked as a business manager for over 20 years and has helped to grow the original History Squad brand as well as develop Squaducation.
Catherine Prout
Catherine completed her BA(hons) English and Theatre at the University of Warwick and her MA Acting at Birmingham School of Acting.
Robert Lloyd Williams
Educated at Kingswood School in Bath Robert went onto Birmingham University where he studied Politics with History.

The writer

Kevin Hicks
Author of 60 Second Histories, Talk History, The Road to Bosworth & The Journey
Having always researched and written his own content for school workshops Kevin knows how to engage a young audience. He was first approached in 2008 to write ‘Talk History’ a series of film resources for examination board OCR. Then in 2013 Oxford University Press commissioned Kevin to write over 85 short films and since then he has set up Squaducation in order to write and produce 60 second histories.

To film or not to film, that is the question

Green screen and all that
Green screen helps us to keep the scripts and messages clean and to the point, so we deliver key historical messages, in a fresh, clean way.
Film, camera, acting!
Each script is a minute in length. The scripts are written to give each character time to deliver several key messages.
My kingdom for a film
To us, production is everything. Once gleaming, our films will engage students in the best subject in the world – History!

What we do

What we do

We're 60 second histories.  You're teaching history.  You're EPIC

60 second histories is all about delivering EPIC history in a simple and engaging format.

Our fantastic range of 60 second histories are available online for you and your students to view both in the classroom and at home.


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