Part of the University of Kent's Vice-Chancellor's Lecture Series. Wednesday 3 December 2014.
The famous Christmas Truce of 1914 now looms large in public perceptions of the First World War. As a moment of fraternization and reconciliation between enemies, it is portrayed as an event which shows the full futility of the Great War. However, the reality was much more complex. In this lecture Professor Mark Connelly revisits this amazing event to explore Christmas 1914 in more detail and question what it tells us about the wider history of the conflict.
The lecture will take place in Grimond Lecture Theatre 1 and will be followed by a Rutherford High Table Dinner which will continue the First World War theme with a menu tailored to suit.
Attendance at the lecture is free. Attendance at the Rutherford High Table Dinner costs £35per person and can be booked here.