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Remembered Today:

First World War Day School


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Evening Great War Forum,

I noticed whilst trawling through Professor Gary Sheffield's Tweets on Twitter (social networking for those not so familiar with the terms) that the University of Wolverhampton is hosting a First World War Day School on the 16th November. According to Professor Sheffield, speakers will include Professor Stephen Badesy and Dr Spencer Jones. Therefore the talks may touch on topics including Haig, First World War Calvary and the BEF in 1914; areas that all three specialise in. All three are current lecturers at the University; which I believe is planning on launching a First World War Masters next year.

I've checked the University website, however, the event is yet to be listed.

I'm sure that this will be of interest to many and it is certainly an event that I am considering travelling up to.


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Their marketing skills would appear to be sadly lacking....

As there's a thriving WFA Branch in Wolverhampton - not to mention the South Staffs Pals - they might get a few bums on seats if they told anyone aboout it!

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Here's the programme for the day:

10.00am - 11.15am Professor Gary Sheffield (University of Wolverhampton) -
'Not Sleepwalking: The Origins of the First World War Revisited'

11.15am - 11.45am Coffee

11.45am - 1.00pm Professor Stephen Badsey (University of Wolverhampton) -
'Outlasting the Enemy: Home Fronts and Fighting Fronts 1914-18'

1pm - 2pm Lunch

2.00pm - 3.15pm Professor John Buckley (University of Wolverhampton) -
'Defeating the U-boat Menace: Air Power and Trade Defence 1917-18'

3.15pm - 4.00pm Tea

4.00pm - 5.15pm Dr Spencer Jones (University of Wolverhampton) -
'"The artillery must willingly sacrifice itself": Royal Artillery Tactics 1902-1914'

5.30pm End of event

More information can be found here: http://www.wlv.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=37663&bnnr=events

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