Understanding the First World War: Study Day

Loughton Festival 2014

Saturday 31 May 2014

10am-4.30pm, Lopping Hall

Leader: Professor David Stevenson

Professor David Stevenson

Professor David Stevenson

As the First World War centenary approaches, this study day will focus on a series of key questions about that terrible conflict: why it began; why it was not short but continued for over four years; how it ended; what was its impact; and how it has been commemorated. It will include Britain’s war experience, but the approach will be international and comparative, giving attention to all the countries involved. The presentation will highlight the new picture of the war that has emerged from recent historical research.

The day will consist of five separate sessions, each illustrated and allowing plenty of opportunity for questions. A hand-out will provide a guide to recommended further reading. Coffee and tea will be included in the price for the day of £15-00 per head (£12-00 concessions). Advance booking is preferable but not essential.

David Stevenson is the author of five books about the First World War, including

1914-1918: The History of the First World War (Penguin Books, 2004) and With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918 (Penguin Books, 2011). He has been teaching and lecturing on the topic for more than thirty years.

For further details and to book, please contact David Stevenson, telephone 0208-508-2512 or email D.Stevenson@lse.ac.uk


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