Exploring Runnymede and Magna Carta

Students at Royal Holloway have worked together to create a new app, ‘Runnymede Explored’, to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta by the side of the Thames. Preparing both the code for the app, and researching the stories for 7 trails around the site along with a guide to local wildlife, the team have experimented with different styles and media to bring Runnymede and its importance to life.

This walk will be led by three of the team who created the Runnymede Explored app, giving visitors the chance to be amongst the first to test out the trails, and the opportunity to quiz the team about how they built up the app.

A children’s trail is also available.

Dr Emm Johnstone, Magna Carta Project Manager
Emm Johnstone is a public historian and outreach manager who has worked extensively with museums and universities to establish programmes of events and exhibitions that engage diverse audiences with material history and with the history of ideas.

Anna Hamilton, Magna Carta App Editor and Trail Writer
Anna Hamilton graduated from Royal Holloway in 2014 and is now studying for a Masters of Research in Critical Human Geographies from Exeter University.

Sally Toon, Magna Carta Trail Writer
Sally Toon is in her final year of undergraduate study at Royal Holloway in the Geography Department.

App sponsored by National Trust, Surrey County Council, Runnymede Borough Council, and Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Images: © National Trust Images