Study day - 'Controversies and reassessments'

The third instalment of the popular study days from the First World War research group will be held on Saturday 26 April and will cover the theme of 'controversies and reassessments'. 

Date: Saturday 26 April 2014
Time: 10.00am - 5.15pm
Venue: Room MC001, Ground Floor - Millennium City (MC) Building, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY
Cost: £20 per head, including tea and coffee. Reduction for University of Wolverhampton undergraduates (see below).


10.00am - 11.15am

Dr Catriona Pennell (University of Exeter) - ‘Responses to the Outbreak of War: The Myth of the “Spirit of 1914”’

Discussant: Professor Stephen Badsey

11.15am - 11.45amCoffee
11.45am - 1.00pm

Mr John Spencer (University of Wolverhampton) - ‘Sir William Robertson as Sir John French’s Chief of Staff, 1915: a Reassessment’

Discussant: Professor Gary Sheffield

1.00pm - 2.00pmLunch
2.00pm - 3.15pm

Dr Scott Lindgren (University of Hull) - 'Everybody has a Plan: The Human Element and Controversy in the Naval War 1914-1918'

Discussant: Professor Stephen Badsey

3.15pm - 3.45pmTea
3.45pm - 5.00pm

Dr Nick Lloyd (King’s College London) - ‘The Hundred Days Reassessed’

Discussant: Professor Peter Simkins

5.00pm - 5.15pmConcluding remarks
5.15pmEnd of event


Book a place

To book a place, please email Dr Phylomena Badsey. Places are allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis.

NB a week before the Day School, any available places will be made available at a reduced rate of £10 to University of Wolverhampton undergraduates, who should contact Dr Badsey in order to be placed on the waiting list.


Lunch is not provided, but a range of eating establishments are available on and near the campus.

Transport and parking

MC building is on City Campus - Wulfruna (formerly City Campus South) - view maps and directions.

Please be aware that parking will be difficult near the campus. The railway station is approximately 8 minutes’ walk from the venue and the multi-story car park at the railway station has cheap weekend rates.

Please note the event is not being held in the same venue as the November 2013 Study Day.

Disabled access.

The Campus and the venue are open for disabled access.