'J.R.R. Tolkien and the 11th Lancashire Fusiliers on the Somme' with John Bourne
02 Jul

Professor John Bourne has been doing some work on J.R.R. Tolkien and the Great War with his friend Tom Shippey, a world authority on Tolkien.  John's talk will go through this work.

John M Bourne taught History at Birmingham University for 30 years before his retirement in September 2009. He founded the Centre for First World War Studies of which he was Director from 2002-2009, as well as the MA in First World War Studies. He has written widely on the british experience of the great War, including Britain and the Great War (1989 & 2002); Who`s Who in the First World War (2001), and (with Gary Sheffield), Douglas Haig: War Diaries and letters 1914-1918 (2005). John is currently editing the diaries and letters of General Sir Henry Rawlinson, again with Gary Sheffield. He is Ho. Professor of First World War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton. Away from academia John is a keen supporter of Port Vale Football Club.

 

Speaker this month -- John Bourne 

 

Professor  John Bourne has been doing some work on J.R.R. Tolkien and the Great War with his friend Tom Shippey, a world authority on Tolkien.  John's talk will go through this work.

                                                                   

The Lancashire Fusiliers War Memorial                         J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916, wearing his British Army uniform

                       ( in Bury)                                                                     ( in a photograph from Carpenter's Biography)

               

 

Chesterfield Labour Club, 113 Saltergate, Chesterfield, S40 1NF
02 Jul 2019 19:30