Football and War Network Events

Tim Godden Seminar Presentation and Exhibition

Footballers of the Great War: A Cigarette Card Series - the start of something...

Cigarette card from series Footballers of the Great War - Wilfred 'Billie' NevillDate: 6 November 2017

Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm

Venue: University of Wolverhampton, Room MC001, MC Building, City Campus, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY

Speaker: Tim Godden‌

"There were a number of factors that led to me beginning the Footballers of the Great War series, but one of the main reasons was the desire to tell a whole range of stories related to football and the war. The medium of cigarette card design provides such a wonderful platform to tell these stories and the designer in me could not wait to begin the process. A particularly important part of the series for me is the idea of it being a piece of public history."

The seminar will be a free event with refreshments provided.

Contact and booking

If you would like to attend please RSVP to Sue Holden by email to sue.holden@wlv.ac.uk

An interactive map is available here

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Read Tim Godden's blog post about the cigarette card series.

Past events

Invaluable for Morale & Training:

Football, the British Army, and the First World War

5.30pm to 7pm, 1 June 2017

Speaker: Professor Gary Sheffield

Venue: Room MC001, MC Building, City Campus Wulfruna, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY

Sport, and especially football, was seen by the British army leadership of the First World War not just as an important role in the upkeep of morale but also as an important training aid. In this lecture, Professor Gary Sheffield examines these two aspects of the history of football, showing how this working man's sport was co-opted by the military in wartime.

We are pleased to announce that we have two further speakers for this event:

Daniel Routt, National Football Museum on 'For Club and Country'

Clive Harris, Battle Honours Ltd on 'Charlton Athletic's War and its Legacy'

Free event, refreshments provided.

Contact and booking

If you would like to attend please RSVP to Sue Holden by email to sue.holden@wlv.ac.uk

Join the conversation, tweet us @footballandwar

 

(Images courtesy of the National Football Museum.)