First World War Study Day - ‘Military Operations on the Western Front in 1917’

The First World War Research Group invites you to attend a First World War Study Day - ‘Military Operations on the Western Front in 1917’

On: Saturday 6 May 2017, from 10am to 5.30pm. The Study Day will start promptly at 10am and is expected to finish at 5.30pm

Venue: Room MH002, Lecture Theatre, Mary Seacole (MH) Building, City Campus (North), Camp Street, University of  Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton WV1 1AD.

The MH Entrance area will be staffed all day, please register upon arrival at MH002.

Cost:  £20 per head for external attendees, University of Wolverhampton students £10 per head. Tea and coffee included.


10.00 - 10.15am         Welcome and Introduction
10.15 - 11.30am

Professor Richard Grayson (Goldsmiths, University of London): ‘The 16th (Irish) and 36th (Ulster) Divisions and the Myth of Messines’

11.30 - 12.00noon Coffee
12.00 - 1.15pm Roger Wood (University of Wolverhampton): ‘The Value of Time and Space – British Infantry Brigades at Messines and Third Ypres, 1917’
1.15 - 2.15pm Lunch
2.15 - 3.30pm Dr Tony Cowan (Kings College London): ‘The stronger form of warfare: the German defence of the Western Front’
3.30 - 4.00pm Tea
4.00 - 5.15pm Dr Aimée Fox-Godden (Kings College London):‘Learning the right lessons? The Influence and Impact of Military Operations on the Western Front in 1917 in the “sideshow” theatres’
5.15 - 5.30pm Concluding Remarks

Book and pay for your place

Places are allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis.

External attendees

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Please note payment can only be made by cheque or through the university website, and a formal University of Wolverhampton receipt can be issued, which you can use to claim expenses if required. Other methods of payment are possible, please ask for details.

If you have any queries please email Sue Holden

Sue Holden
Enterprise Assistant (FOSS)
University of Wolverhampton
Room MH211
MH Building

Tel: 01902 321175


Lunch is not provided, however a range of eating establishments are available near the campus.

Access to the venue

Delegates can either access the MH Building via the main entrance to the MU Building, take the lift up to Floor 2 and then exit the back entrance to MU into the courtyard and then into MH or via the gate on the Stafford Road. There will be signposting and helpers to show you the way.

For anyone walking from the railway station, there is a gate leading to the MH Building from Stafford Street.

Transport and parking

Details and maps are available here. MH Building is on City Campus North map.

Parking will be difficult near the campus.

The railway station is approximately 10 minutes’ walk from the venue. The multi-story car park at the railway station has cheap weekend rates.

Please note that University parking is not availlable.

Further car parking information for Wolverhampton City Centre

Disabled access

If disabled access is required please contact Sue Holden on