Public Lectures

Lectures held at The Richard Greenhow Centre, Gretna

6.00 pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Professor Sir Hew Strachan, All Souls College Oxford University
Commemoration Lecture
Sir Hew Strachan is Chichele Professor of the History of War and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Through his numerous publications he has become recognised as one of the leading authorities on the First World War. He is a Member of Council of the Queen’s Bodyguard for Scotland (Royal Company of Archers).

Specialist Advisor, Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy, CDS’s Strategic Advisory Panel, Council, International Institute for Strategic Studies, National Committee for the Centenary of the First World War, Member, Defence Academy Advisory Board, Trustee, Imperial War Museum, Chercheur Associé, CREC-St Cyr , Commissioner, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Director, Leverhulme Programme, Changing Character of War, University of Oxford,Visiting Professor, University of Glasgow , Visiting Professor, Royal Norwegian Air Force Academy, Editor, (War in History), Editor, Cambridge Military History series.


6.00 pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

Dr Chris Brader, Cumbria Archive Service:  Timbertown girls : Gretna female munitions workers in World War I



 7.00 pm Wednesday 4th June  2014

 Gordon L Routledge   H M Factory Gretna & Quintinshill



6.00 pm Wednesday 16th July 2014
Dr Martin Pugh former Professor Newcastle University
Women and the Great War
Dr Martin Pugh graduated in modern history and politics in 1969. He subsequently completed research for his PhD. on ‘The background to the 1918 Representation of the People Act’ at Bristol University and the Institute of Historical Research, London University, from 1971 to 1974. Between 1974 and 1999 he was successively lecturer, senior lecturer and professor of modern British history at the Newcastle University.His latest book is Britain: Unification and Disintegration , a study of the current crisis of national identity.

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