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For those fortunate enough to be in New Zealand in early October, make sure you see: In the Shadow of War – WW1 films. They are showing in Wellington between October 1 and 4 at Nga Taonga Sound and Vision; and in Auckland between October 8 and 12 at various venues including the Auckland Art Gallery.

WW1 Roadshow at The Beacon, Wantage, Oxfordshire. Sunday, October 26. 10am – 4pm. Free admission.

Do you have a box hidden deep in the attic, or under the bed, that holds your great grandfather’s war diary? Maybe a letter from the front line? A photo taken at the time? Or a recording? Is there a special story behind it? Then show us! We want to save this material and share it on the internet so everyone has a better understanding of what the war meant to ordinary families in Wantage and Oxfordshire.

Bring your items to our WW1 roadshow at The Beacon, Wantage, on Sunday, October 26, 10am – 4pm. Experts will be on hand to digitise your material and add your details to the online archive Europeana 1914-1918. Project staff will also be available to record your oral stories. The Europeana 1914-18 archive will provide some answers, preserve generations of stories and bring people closer to those who witnessed the war at first hand.

To find out more, check out the website
or call 01235 771447 to book your slot.

Bodleian Library Lecture Series

Wednesday 15 October (13.00 – 13.30: Convocation House, Bodleian Library)
Dr Adrian Gregory
Fellow and Tutor in History, Pembroke College
‘The Problem with Propaganda’
(Lecture to accompany the exhibition ‘The Great War: Personal Stories from Downing Street to the Trenches’)
ALL WELCOME – FREE ADMISSION. Please note that, as places are limited at all the events, we recommend booking in
advance via the Bodleian Library website:  www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whats-on

Wednesday 29 October (13.00 – 13.30: Convocation House, Bodleian Library)
Professor Martin Ceadel
Fellow and Tutor in Politics, New College
‘Conscription and Conscientious Objection’
(Lecture to accompany the exhibition ‘The Great War: Personal Stories from Downing Street to the Trenches’)
ALL WELCOME – FREE ADMISSION. Please note that, as places are limited at all the events, we recommend booking in
advance via the Bodleian Library website:  www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whats-on

Wednesday 5 November (13.00 – 13.30: Convocation House, Bodleian Library)
Mr Mike Webb
Curator of the Exhibition, Special Collections, Bodleian Library
‘From Downing Street to the Trenches’
(Lecture to accompany the exhibition ‘The Great War: Personal Stories from Downing Street to the Trenches’)
ALL WELCOME – FREE ADMISSION. Please note that, as places are limited at all the events, we recommend booking in
advance via the Bodleian Library website:  www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whats-on.

Engage: Bringing WW1 history into the present with Twitter

Thursday, 06 November 2014, 12:30pm-13:30pm, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

Making First World War history accessible 100 years on can be challenging but social media has the potential to shed new light on what it means to remember. As part of the Engage: Social Media Michaelmas series Mechthild Herzog from the University of Luxembourg will be discussing her experiences of working in the team coordinating the Twitter project @RealTimeWW1: Tweets from 1914-18 which has aimed to make these connections possible. Come and learn about the ideas behind the project, how it developed, the challenges and subsequent lessons learnt when using Twitter in this creative way.

To book your place: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/ENAZ