BCMH/WFA CONFERENCE: The Final Campaigns of the First World War
27 Oct

The British Commission for Military History (BCMH) and the Western Front Association (WFA) are organizing a two day conference on the final campaigns of the First World War  to be held at the offices of Norton Rose Fulbright  near London Bridge on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October 2018.   

Arrangements for accommodation are being made with the Union Jack Club.

Booking details for the Conference are here  Booking Instructions

Keynote Speakers will include:

Professor Gary Sheffield: British and Dominion Conscripts –  Forgotten Soldiers in a Forgotten Victory

Dr Jonathan Boff: Why did Germany Lose?

Dr Chris Pugsley: New Zealanders at Le Quesnoy

The conference is being organised by Dr Jonathan Boff, Professor Peter Simkins and Dr Dan Whittingham.


Tickets are £60.00 per day discounted to £45 for full members of the BCMH and WFA and to £30 for speakers and for members who hold valid Student ID. The price includes refreshments at the break and a buffet lunch.

Papers will be considered for publication in the BCMH’s pioneering Open Access, peer-reviewed journal British Journal of Military History. The WFA also welcomes submissions to Stand To!, the magazine of the Association.


Conference attendees should make their own arrangements for overnight accommodation.

WFA have made arrangements for overnight accommodation at the Union Jack Club, Sandell Street, London SE1 8UJ https://www.ujclub.co.uk/. They should call the main booking office on 0207 902 6000 option 1 or email at abo@ujclub.co.uk quoting reference number 119487.

Cost:  Per night  £88 single ensuite / £155 double ensuite.  - Hot buffet Breakfast £9

Conference Dinners

There will be a pre-conference buffet on Friday 26th October and a Conference Dinner on Saturday 27th October, both at the Union Jack Club.  The Buffet cost is £25 per head (including a welcome drink) and the Dinner cost is £45 per head. The dinner cost includes a 3 course meal and 1/3 bottle of wine. A pay bar is available at both events.

Attendees should purchase tickets for these events from Sarah Gunn at the WFA Office: - office@westernfrontassociation.com


Enquiries about the administrative aspects of the conference should be addressed as follows:

Ticketing: the Secretary General of the BCMH Mr Andy Grainger secgen@bcmh.org.uk

Programme: Dr Dan Whittingham d.whittingham@bham.ac.uk.

Conference Venue: Colin Wagstaff of WFA colin_wag@hotmail.com

Accommodation and Catering: Sarah Gunn of WFA  - office@westernfrontassociation.com

The conference is being financially underwritten and subsidised by the British Commission for Military History and the Western Front Association ie being undertaken on a not-for profit basis.

Further details and booking details for the Conference are here  Booking Instructions


IMAGE:  Prime Minister Robert Borden addresses Canadian troops in England during the First World War, ahead of the 1917 Canadian election. Canada Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canda PA-022654


Norton Rose & Fulbright , 3 More London Riverside London, England SE1 2AQ United Kingdom
BCMH/WFA CONFERENCE: The Final Campaigns of the First World War, secgen@bcmh.org.uk
27 Oct 2018 09:30