Portugal-UK 650

Co-ordinated by the University of Oxford and with the support of more than 50 partner institutions, Portugal-UK 650 brings together researchers, education practitioners, cultural groups, and social activities across both countries.

Its aim is to celebrate 650 years of the Treaty of Tagilde (10th July 2022) and 650 years of the Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Alliance (16th July 2023) sealed at St. Paul’s Cathedral, in London, on the 16th of June 1373, by King Edward III of England and King Fernando and Queen Leonor of Portugal.

The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, based at the University of Birmingham, have produced teaching resources for students aged 8-11 and 11-14. Shared with schools across Portugal and the UK, these resources include lesson plans, student resources and PowerPoint presentations. The lessons included intend to develop an understanding of the Anglo-Portuguese alliance, to celebrate common history, and to promote the values of the Treaty of Alliance in today’s world – including friendship, peace, respect, trust and honesty.

These resource packs, available in both English and Portuguese, are available to download for free via the links below.