The Gateways Partnership began life as Gateways to the First World War, a centre for public engagement with the centenary of the First World War, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and based at the University of Kent. The Gateways Partnership was launched in 2021 to continue and develop the work of Gateways to the First World War, with a particular focus on creative engagement with histories and heritage.

To get a flavour of our work, check out Walking with Ghosts, our recent partnership with Imperial War Museums exploring the legacy of war in Folkestone since 1914. Walking with Ghosts was featured on The One Show (BBC One), and ITV and BBC News in November 2022.

The Gateways Partnership is based in the School of Arts and School of History at the University of Kent. Its creative directors are Prof. Helen Brooks, Professor of Cultural and Creative History and Prof. Mark Connelly, Professor of Modern British History.