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The launch of a new joint lecture series between the University of Wolverhampton and The Western Front Association

The launch of a new joint lecture series between the University of Wolverhampton and The Western Front Association

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new joint lecture series between the University of Wolverhampton and The Western Front Association. Supported by a grant from the WFA, the series will be held at the University of Wolverhampton, is open to the public, and will run until 2018.

The inaugural lecture, to be held at the University on 21 May 2014, will be given by Dr Adrian Gregory (Pembroke College, Oxford) on 'Writing a war of peoples'.

In this lecture Dr Adrian Gregory reflects on writing his new book. It is a brief history of a huge subject, that takes a global approach, avoiding a narrowly British view, and includes a study of the fraught and complex process of peace making. Dr Gregory's previous work includes the highly-acclaimed The Last Great War: British Society and the First World War (2008).

Admission is free. Please visit the event listing for the lecture to register your interest in attending.

 

The second lecture will be given by Professor Michael Neiberg of the US Army War College on the origins of the First World War on Wednesday 18 June 2014 at 5pm. Professor Brian Bond of King's College London has agreed to speak in the autumn about his forthcoming book comparing Britain's experience of war in 1914-18 and 1939-45. We will be announcing the date and other details in due course.

Last Updated ( Friday, 25 April 2014 07:07 )

 

Vacancy for WFA Honorary Treasurer

Vacancy for WFA Honorary Treasurer

We have been advised by Graham Clark that he is unable to continue with his role as WFA Honorary Treasurer for personal reasons. We are sad to lose him and our thanks go to him for his good work.

Consequently, we invite applications from suitable candidates for this position to take over as soon as possible. All matters are up to date.

Applicants should be qualified accountants ideally with a working knowledge of charities with the ability to allocate the necessary time to the work.

Applications including a CV should be sent to WFA Honorary Secretary, Steve Oram, Spindleberry,, Marlow Road, Bourne End, Bucks SL8 5NL or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 April 2014 21:57 )

WFA news about WFA news

WFA news about WFA news

This part of the website will now be confined to news of the WFA and our branches, etc. It will also continue to carry WFA Branch and national events.

We will add news generally about the Great War via the WFA's First World War Centenary website, which is more suited to rapid response breaking news items during the Centenary.

If you have any news you wish to announce, please use the form on the First World War Centenary website.

We will also add external (non-WFA) events via the Centenary website also.

If you have an event you wish to draw attention to, please self-submit the details. Please read the guidelines first.

Many thanks


David Henderson

WFA websites Editor

 

WFA Front Forum closes

WFA Front Forum closes

The WFA's Executive Committee has decided to withdraw the WFA Front Forum because it would require a software upgrade which would involve considerable work and expense, whilst it was felt that the Forum was not of material benefit to the WFA.

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 March 2014 13:30 )

Notification of Annual General Meeting 2014

 Notification of Annual General Meeting 2014

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the thirty-third Annual General Meeting of The Western Front Association will be held at 12.00 noon on Saturday, 5 April 2014 at the RAF Museum London, Grahame Park Way, Hendon, London NW9 5LL

Mr Steve Oram
Honorary Secretary
1 February 2014

Agenda

1. Apologies for absence

2. Chairman's Opening Remarks

3. To receive the President's Address

4. To confirm the Minutes of the 32nd Annual Meeting held on 27 April 2013

5. To receive the report of the Committee from the Chairman

6. To approve the audited accounts for the financial year ended 31 October 2013

7. To appoint Booth Ainsworth LLP as auditors

8. Election of Trustees

9. Trustees' recommendation to elect Tim Cook^ and Roger Lee^^ Vice Presidents

10. Any other business

Please Note: we request that items for 'Any Other Business' are notified in writing to the Hon Secretary before the meeting starts, or written in the Attendance Book at the registration desk in the RAF Museum to ensure that the correct Trustee is briefed to answer the question.

Programme for the Day

From 10.30am tea, coffee & biscuits**

11.00am lecture, Luci Gosling, Business Development Manager, Mary Evans Picture Library: 'Dark Streets & Light Laughter—Amusements & Entertainment during the Great War'

12.00 noon Annual General Meeting

1.00pm Buffet Lunch for those having pre-paid within the 20 March 2014 deadline.

2.15pm Centenary Update

2.45pm lecture by Dr Peter Hodgkinson, Military Historian & Chartered & Clinical Psychologist: 'Battalion Commanders on the Western Front in 1914'

4.00pm finish of proceedings with tea/coffee available
**tea, coffee & biscuits ONLY for those notifying attendance to Secretary no later than 20th March 2014 (it costs the WFA and we do not wish to waste members' money by over-ordering)

^Tim Cook is a Historian at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. He has studied Canada and the Great War for over a decade and one of his books won the prestigious C P Stacey Award for the most distinguished book in Canadian military history. He has also published extensively in academic and popular journals in Canada and around the world, one of his articles winning the Moncado Award from the Society of Military Historians. He is also an adjunct professor of research at Carleton University in Ottawa.

^^Roger Lee has been Head of the Australian Army History Unit since 1996, directly responsible to the Chief of Army. Prior to that, he was at the Joint Services Staff College responsible for strategic studies and military theory course components. He has played a leading role in recent efforts to exhume and identify the remains of Australian soldiers at sites including Westhoek Ridge, Messines and Fromelles. He is one of Australia's most respected military historians.

 

A copy of the full notice of meeting and the Financial Report and Accounts will be sent to all members via the next edition of Bulletin. A copy will be available from here once produced.

 

Last Updated ( Monday, 17 March 2014 22:20 )


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