The British Commission for Military History (BCMH) cordially invites you to attend:
The Richard Holmes Memorial Lecture
Thursday, 13 March 2014
Nash lecture theatre
Gary Sheffield, Professor of War Studies at The University of Wolverhampton, will deliver the keynote lecture:
‘A Once in a Century Opportunity? Reflections on the Centenary of the First World War.’
The event will be introduced by Major General (ret’d) Mungo Melvin CB OBE, BCMH President, and chaired by Brian Holden-Reid, Professor of American History and Military Institutions in The Department of War Studies at King’s College, London.
The lecture will include a Q&A session, followed by a drinks reception.
Reservations are required for this event. Tickets are £10 and must be purchased online.
To purchase a ticket, please click on this link: http://tinyurl.com/p3ag34f, then select ‘Book Event’ at which point you will be requested to create an account to submit payment. If you have any issues with the online ticket purchasing system, please email Jennifer Daley at email@example.com.
Any profit from The Richard Holmes Memorial Lecture will go toward funding the BCMH New Research in Military History Conference, providing postgraduates and early career scholars an excellent opportunity to meet, share new ideas, and discuss the latest research.
This BCMH-sponsored Richard Holmes Memorial Lecture commemorates the distinguished military historian, Professor Richard Holmes (1946–2011), CBE, TD, JP, former president of the BCMH as well as The Battlefields Trust, patron of the Guild of Battlefield Guides, chairman of Project Hougoumont, member of the Royal Armouries’ Board of Trustees, Patron of ‘Soldier On!’ and a vice president of the UK National Defence Association.
The Richard Holmes Memorial Lecture kicks off an exciting weekend of First World War scholarship. On Friday, 14th March and Saturday, 15th March, a joint conference titled ‘Armies in 1914’ will be held in London, sponsored by the BCMH, King’s College London, and The National Army Museum, Chelsea.