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The Western Front Association PhD Scholarship Programme– student and tutor information and application form for 2019


WFA PhD Scholarship Programme 2019 Student and tutor information and application form for 2019 Overview Applications open on Monday Friday 25th February and close on Monday 30th September 2019. The Western Front Association (WFA) was established in 1980 to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of all those on all sides who served thei…

Universities Trustee


Role/Purpose:  To act as the first point of contact for enquiries from all higher education institutes, universities and colleges. To promote the aims and research interests of The Western Front Association (WFA) within the academic community. To actively encourage and promote membership of the WFA to both undergraduate and research students. Key…

Ep. 115 – English infantryman’s morale and the perception of crisis on the Western Front – Dr Alex Mayhew


Dr Alex Mayhew discusses his PhD that looked at the English infantryman’s morale and perception of crisis on the Western Front. 

What got you interested in the First World War?


Tom Thorpe's opening question on the ‘Mentioned in Dispatches’ podcast series - at least for the last 80+ editions, has been to ask his guest to say who they are and say what got them interested in the First World War. The answers given are as varied as the speakers themselves.  At University Most are published historians or authors so it is no…

Ep.193 - Belgian Refugees in Glasgow during the Great War - Kieran Taylor


PhD candidate Kieran Taylor, studying at the University of Stirling, talks about his research into Belgian refugees in Glasgow during the Great War. Your browser does not support the audio element. Kieran Taylor attended the University of …

Ep. 282 – Drill, training, and discipline in WW1 – Harry Sanderson


PhD candidate Harry Sanderson talks about his doctoral research into the role and impact of drill on the training of soldiers. Harry contends that close order drill given to soldiers during basic training had a positive impact on their discipline in the trenches. Your browser…

The Western Front Association PhD Grant Scheme is open for 2023


The Western Front Association is proud to announce that the PhD Grant Scheme is launched for 2023. The aim of the scheme is to provide research scholars the opportunity to enrich their research so that it makes a new and definitive contribution to the knowledge of the First World War. To support PhD researchers in making these important contributio…

Ep. 321 – Field Marshal Lord Birdwood – Richard Farrimond


In this podcast, Richard Farrimond discusses their motivation for writing a comprehensive biography of Field Marshal Lord Birdwood, highlighting their personal connection to Clifton College and Birdwood’s autobiography, Khaki and Gown, as initial inspirations. Your browser do…

SEMINAR SERIES '‘The light bulb moment when the penny drops’: Pilgrimage and tourism along the Western Front' with Amy Harrison


Amy Harrison (PhD student, University of Kent) will be giving a talk on pilgrimage and tourism along the Western Front titled ‘The light bulb moment when the penny drops’  Now in its eighth year, the initiative is supported by The Western Front Association. Events alternate between the University of Kent, Canterbury and In Flanders Fields Museum,…