New lecture series launched to mark Great War Centenary

The lectures will be a joint venture with The Western Front Association, which educates the public in the history of the Great War, and will run until 2018 as part of Centenary events. The lecture series is generously funded by a grant from the Western Front Association.

The inaugural lecture, ‘The First World War: Writing a War of Peoples’, will be held next week.

Dr Adrian Gregory, of Pembroke College, Oxford, author of the acclaimed The Last Great War: British Society and the First World War, will reflect on writing his new book on the Great War.

It is a brief history which takes a global approach, avoiding a narrowly British view, and includes a study of the fraught and complex process of peace making. The lecture takes place at the University’s Millennium City Building on Wednesday May 21 from 5.30pm.

Admission is free but anyone interested can register their details in advance with Dr Phylomena Badsey. They will then receive details of all forthcoming lectures.

The Western Front Association has created a website, www.firstworldwarcentenary.co.uk to include a comprehensive calendar of Great War Centenary events, which includes the lectures.

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For more information please contact Emma Pugh in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736.

Date Issued: Wednesday May 14, 2014

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