In Flanders Fields Museum and the School of History/Gateways to the First World War,University of Kent present a sixth series of eight seminars on Thursday evening, free and open to all.


10 October


‘Demographic evolution of the population of Ypres, before, during and after the Great War’ with Pieter Trogh

24 October


‘Notes and Swearies: Blasphemy and Obscene Language in Soldiers’ speech and song, 1914-1919’ with Professor Mark Connelly 

7 November 


‘Refugee relief during the First World War: Belgian refugees in Birmingham’ with Jolien De Vuyst 

21 November                


‘Returning Veterans, Pilgrimage and British War Cemeteries of the Western Front’ with Tim Godden 

16 January 


'"An elegy of mud, blood and darkness" : Australian war writing and the third battle of Ypres’ with Matt Haultain-Gall 

30 January 


‘Reconstructing Flanders fields after the Great War’ with Dries Claeys 

13 February


'Imagining the West Indian soldier: from empire to multicultural commemoration' with Richard Smith 

27 February


‘Preparing the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for the next hundred years: horticultural challenges in a changing environment.’ with Gareth Hardware