FREE EVENT: 'Looking Back: Looking Forward: Reflections on the First World War Centernary'
12 Jun

 

Reflecting on the First World War centenary

There has been a great variety of commemorative activity over the last four 'centenary' year. What is its legacy? 

Various people who have been closely involved with the centenary will explore the themes of remembrance, commemoration, legacy and learning in a series of hosted discussions.

Programme:

10:00 - 10:30: Arrival and registration

10:30 - 10:45: Opening remarks - Professor Mark Connelly (University of Kent)

10:45 - 12:45: Panel One - Patterns of commemoration

Panel members:

Simon Bendry (First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme)

Dr Will Butler (University of Kent)

Dominiek Dendooven (In Flanders Fields Museum)

Taff Gillingham (Khaki Chums and Khaki Devil / Western Front Association)

Dr Glyn Prysor (Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

Revd Gillian Trinder (St. George's Memorial Church, Ypres)

12:45 - 13:45: Lunch

13:45 - 15:15: Panel Two - Visiting Battlefields

Panel members:

Mark Allen (Battlefield Tour Guide)

Geert Delbecque (Battlefield Tour Guide)

Taff Gillingham (Khaki Chums and Khaki Devil / Western Front Association)

Christina Holstein (Battlefield Tour Guide)

Paul Reed (Leger Tours)

15:30 - 16:30: Panel Three - Where next?

Panel members: All speakers.

Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Book your free place at: https://gateways-centenary-reflections.eventbrite.co.uk

For further information about this event please contact Zoë Denness at gateways@kent.ac.uk.



Lecture Theatre 3, Grimond Building, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ
FREE EVENT: 'Looking Back: Looking Forward: Reflections on the First World War Centernary', gateways@kent.ac.uk
12 Jun 2018 10:00