University of Wolverhampton – First World War Research Group Study Day

Proud supporters of the University of Wolverhampton’s

   Spring Term Study Day: Saturday 11 January 2014

‘High Commands’

Room MC001, Ground Floor, MC Building, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna St, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY.

 Stemming the TideTheirs is not to reason whyA MILITARY TRANSFORMED? ADAPTATION AND INNOVATION IN THE BRITISH MILITARY, 1792-1945

Programme

Guest of Honour and chair of panels: Professor Peter Simkins MBE

 10.00-11.15am           Dr Robert T. Foley (King’s College London)

‘Falkenhayn’s plans for 1916’

Discussant: Professor Stephen Badsey

11.15-11.45                 Coffee

11.45am-1.00pm       Dr Jim Beach (University of Northampton)

‘Haig’s Intelligence Officers

Discussant: Professor Gary Sheffield

1.00-2.00pm            Lunch

2.00-3.15pm             Mrs Aimée Fox-Godden (University of Birmingham)

‘Not Invented Here? The Impact of Inter-Theatre Command Appointments on the British Army’s Learning Process in the First World War’

Discussant: Professor Stephen Badsey

3.15-3.45pm            Tea

3.45-5.00pm          Professor Stephen Badsey and Professor Gary Sheffield (both

University of Wolverhampton, and co-authors of the chapter on ‘Strategic Command’ in the forthcoming Cambridge History of the First World War), will discuss the theme of the day.

5.00-5.15                Professor Peter Simkins: Concluding Remarks

5.15pm                   End of event.

 COST

£20 per head, including tea and coffee. Reduction for University of Wolverhampton undergraduates (see below).

TO BOOK A PLACE

Please email Dr Phylomena Badsey p.badsey@wlv.ac.uk  Places are allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.  NB a week before the Day School, any available places will be made available at a reduced rate of £10 to University of Wolverhampton Undergraduates, who should contact Dr Badsey in order to be placed on the waiting list.

LUNCH

Lunch is not provided, but a range of eating establishments are available on and near the campus.

TRANSPORT AND PARKING

Click  for details and maps (MC Building is on City Campus south map) Parking will be difficult near the campus. The railway station is approximately 8 minutes’ walk from the venue. The multi-storey car park at the railway station has cheap weekend rates. Please note the event is not being held in the same venue as the November 2013 Study Day.

MAP

DISABLED ACCESS

The Campus and the venue are open for disabled access.

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