Join us for a free event at the University of Kent on Tuesday 12 June reflecting on the First World War centenary period.
As we are now in the fourth year of the centenary anniversary cycle of the First World War, and with many organisations and groups planning to wrap up their activities at the end of this year, we are presented with an opportunity to reflect on the huge amount of commemorative activity that has occurred and speculate on its potential legacy. Gateways to the First World War will explore these themes by hosting a discussion with various people deeply engaged with the centenary.
Book your free place here.
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 Church, Ypres)
12:45 - 13:45: Lunch
13:45 - 15:15: Panel Two - Visiting Battlefields
Panel members: Geert Delbecque (Battlefield Tour Guide), Taff Gillingham (Khaki Chums / Khaki Devil), Christina Holstein (Battlefield Tour Guide), Paul Reed (Leger Tours)
15:30 - 16:30: Panel Three - Where next?
Panel members: All speakers.
Venue: Lecture Theatre 3, Grimond Building, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ
Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.
For further information about this event please contact Zoë Denness at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image: Ypres / Menin Gate - Last Post © Milo Profi / Visit Flanders https://www.flickr.com/photos/visitflanders/8018647274/in/album-72157625...