Abolition of Slavery

Battle of Britain

Freedom of information

  • Freedom of Information Act Guide

    A site providng guidance on the Freedom of Information Act including sections covering the background of the act, a news archive and information on related acts such as The Data Protection Act.

  • The Guardian's FOI site

    The Guardian newspaper has pioneered the use of FOI legislation to break stories. These pages include some of the documents it has unearthed.

  • The Information Commissioner's office

    Website for the Information Commissioner's Office which promotes access to official information.

  • The MOD's Freedom of Information site

    A website which includes a full list of disclosures made by the MOD and information on how to request information.


  • British Empire

    A website containing a wealth of information and imagery about the British Empire.

Human Rights

  • Human Rights Watch

    Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organisations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.

  • Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) represents the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. They have a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights.

  • United Nations Agreements on Human Rights

    A Summary of United Nations Agreements on Human Rights.


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission

    Established by Royal Charter in 1917, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission pays tribute to the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars. It is a non-profit-making organisation that was founded by Sir Fabian Ware.

  • The Armed Forces Memorial

    The Armed Forces Memorial is the first national memorial dedicated to the men and women of the United Kingdom Armed Forces (Regular and Reserve) killed on duty or as a result of terrorist action since the Second World War.

  • The Royal British Legion

    The Royal British Legion provides financial, social and emotional support to millions who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces, and their dependants. Currently, nearly 10.5 million people are eligible for support.

  • UK National Inventory of War Memorials

    Search the records of war memorials commemorating all wars located throughout the United Kingdom. They range from familiar community crosses and statues to less common memorials like bus shelters, sundials, park benches and even an island.

  • Veterans-UK

    Veterans-UK is the MOD’s new name for veterans' services'. Visit the website to find our more about how we support our veterans.

  • War Memorials Trust

    War Memorials Trust works for the protection and conservation of war memorials in the UK. The website provides a range of resources to help people discover more about war memorials and their preservation.

Taking Action

  • National Blood Service

    The National Blood Service is not to be confused with the National Health Service. They are an integral part of the NHS, and guarantee to deliver blood, blood components, blood products and tissues from o15 blood centres to anywhere in England and North Wales.

  • Red Nose Day

    Information about Red Nose Day, case-studies and detail sof how to fundraise.

  • Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation

    The Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation enables vulnerable and disabled ex-Service personnel, including those who have been homeless, to rebuild their lives through the housing we provide and the support we deliver within the communities we help sustain. Since its conception in 1916, the Foundation has offered welfare and housing to enable Veterans to live independently.


    The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families' Association (SSAFA), is the leading national military charity caring for present and past service personnel and their families. Each year the charity's 7,000 volunteers and 700 professional staff provide vital assistance to more than 50,000 people.

  • The Army Benevolent Fund

    The Army Benevolent Fund provides support to serving soldiers, former soldiers and their families in times of need, including those with disabilities or mental illness, people experiencing homelessness or unemployment, and older people.

  • The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

    The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund provides financial and practical assistance to anyone who is serving, or has ever served in the RAF, plus their partners and dependants. It offers grants, care and mobility services to individuals, as well as funding large-scale projects such as RAF childcare centres, debt advice services and relationship counselling.

  • Veterans UK

    Information and imagery about veterans.

The Commonwealth

  • DFID

    The Department for International Development (DFID) is the part of the UK Government that manages Britain's aid to poor countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty.

    The website provides a wealth of information and images to help students to learn about DFID.

  • Foreign Commonwealth Office

    The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, commonly called the Foreign Office or the FCO, is the British government department responsible for promoting the interests of the United Kingdom overseas, created in 1968 by merging the Foreign Office and the Commonwealth Office.

    The website provides a wealth of information, case-studies and imagery to help students learn about the FCO.

  • NATO

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed on 4th April 1949.

    The website contains a wealth of information, imagery and video to help students learn about NATO.

  • The Commonwealth

    The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding.

    The website provides a wealth of imagery, information and resources to teach students about the Commonwealth.

  • UN

    Preserving world peace is a central purpose of the United Nations (UN). The website provides a wealth of information, facts and imagery to help students learn about the UN.