First World War Research Group Study Day - ‘British Command and Operations in the 100 Days Campaign, 1918’

The First World War Research Group invites you to attend a First World War Study Day - ‘Stories, Myths and Legends of the War’

On: Saturday 5 May 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 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

Dr David Clarke (Sheffield Hallam University) ‘The Legend of the Angel of Mons’

11.30 - 12.00noon Coffee
12.00 - 1.15pm

Harry Richards (Keele University) ‘The German Spy Scare of 1914-1915’

1.15 - 2.15pm Lunch
2.15 - 3.30pm

Dr David Budgen (University of Kent) ‘Vampires in No Man’s Land’

3.30 - 4.00pm Tea
4.00 - 5.15pm

Prof Stephen Badsey (University of Wolverhampton) ‘The Myth of the German Corpse Factory’

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 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 (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. 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