Western Front Association Open Public Lecture Series 2017

Western Front Association logo1914-18: The Global War

Speaker: David Olusoga (BBC)

Date: Wednesday 7 June 2017

Time:5.30pm – 7.00pm

Venue: University of Wolverhampton, MC Building, Main Lecture Theatre MC001, Ground Floor, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY.

The First World War was the first truly global conflict. Not only did it range across continents and oceans it brought to Europe men from every part of the world. The Western Front, by 1917, was the most ethnically and culturally diverse place that had ever existed. At the time this was one of the great wonders and novelties of the war, a favourite topic of journalists, but in the century since the global nature of the war has faded from memory. Without understanding the role of these soldiers and auxiliaries from distant lands our understanding of the war is incomplete.

This is the eleventh lecture of the University of Wolverhampton/Western Front Association First World War Centenary Lecture Series. Generously supported by a grant from the WFA, the Series is held at the University of Wolverhampton, is open to the public, and will run until 2018.

Admission is free; however you are encouraged to register your details in advance with Dr Phylomena Badsey p.badsey@wlv.ac.uk. You will then be notified of forthcoming events in the series.

Next lectures in the series 

Wednesday 6 December 2017 - Professor David Stevenson (London School of Economics) '1918 Revisited: Strategy, Politics, and the Road to the Armistice'
While the Western Front Association Open Public Lecture Series is free and open to anyone with an interest in the First World War, full membership of the Western Front Association offers access to various publications and other benefits. Visit the Western Front Association website for further information.