First World War Research Group Study Day - ‘Elite Units on the Western Front 1914 - 1918’

The First World War Research Group invites you to attend a First World War Study Day - ‘Elite Units on the Western Front 1914 - 1918'

On: Saturday 23 February 2019, from 10am to 5.30pm. The Study Day will start promptly at 10am and is expected to finish at 5.30pm

Special convenor: Professor Peter Simkins

Venue: Room MC001, Lecture Theatre, Millenium City Building (MC) Building, City Campus Wulfruna (South), University of  Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY.

Delegates can access the Millennium City Building via the main entrance to the Ambika Paul Building, off St. Peter’s Square – a map is available here.

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

Dr Tony Cowan (Independent Scholar): '"Arrogant and dashing throwbacks"': German elite and non-elite troops, 1914-1918’

11.30 - 12.00noon Coffee break
12.00 - 1.15pm

Patrick Gregory (Writer and Journalist): ‘The US Army 94th Hat in the Ring Squadron 1917-1918’

1.15 - 2.15pm Lunch break
2.15 - 3.30pm

Matthew White (University of Wolverhampton) '“Winston's Little Army:” The Royal Naval Division 1914-1918’

3.30 - 4.00pm Tea break
4.00 - 5.15pm

Dr Tim Gale (British Commission for Military History): ‘Elite Units of the French Army on the Western Front 1914-1918’

5.15 - 5.30pm Concluding Remarks

Book and pay for your place

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

External attendees






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 Jane Maclaren

Jayne MacLaren
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 access the Millennium City Building via the main entrance to the Ambika Paul Building, off St. Peter’s Square. A map is available here.

Transport and parking

Details and maps are available here. MC Building is on City Campus Wulfruna 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 Jane MacLaren on