First World War Research Group Study Day - ‘1918: The End of the War’

The First World War Research Group invites you to attend a First World War Study Day - ‘1918: The End of the War’

On: Saturday 1 December 2018, 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.

Please note change of 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.

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 Stephen Badsey (University of Wolverhampton) ‘“The War Must Be Ended”: 1918 on the Western Front’

11.30 - 12.00noon Coffee break
12.00 - 1.15pm

Dr Spencer Jones (University of Wolverhampton) ‘British Memoirs of the Great War’

1.15 - 2.15pm Lunch break
2.15 - 3.30pm

Colonel Alistair McClusky (Independent Scholar) ‘The Battles of the Hindenburg Line 1918: Haig’s Operational Masterpiece’

3.30 - 4.00pm Tea break
4.00 - 5.15pm

Dr Oliver Wilkinson (University of Wolverhampton) ‘Home By Christmas? British Prisoners of War and the End of the War’

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 Buckingham

Jayne Buckingham
Enterprise Adminstrator (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 (Mary Seacole Building) via the main entrance to the MU Building (Lord Swraj Paul 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. 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 Buckingham on