‘Boy Soldiers of the Great War’ with Richard van Emden
Executive Meeting Room, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site
This interactive day will draw on the extensive experience of bestselling author and well-known historian of the Great War, Richard van Emden.
It will cover all aspects of non-fiction writing from honing your research skills to using archives, structuring your work and getting published. It’s suitable for anyone, published or aspiring, who’s writing or wanting to write about the First World War.
Also taking part will be Stephen Barker, author of Lancashire’s Forgotten Heroes.
Cost: £65 (including tea/coffee and lunch)
Or £60 for:
Brookes staff and alumni
Western Front Association members.
For further information and to book, see here.
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Beyond the Western Front: Exploring Hidden Histories of the First World War
The Glass Tank, Abercrombie Atrium, Oxford Brookes University
Fri 18 Nov – Fri 16 Dec 2016
Please see here for information on the exhibition and to download the exhibition catalogue.
Tudor Georgescu (Oxford Brookes), in collaboration with Stephen Barker and the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum (Sofo), and the Centre for Hidden Histories at the University of Nottingham, present a special exhibition exploring the hidden histories of the First World War, as seen through the prism of the Ox and Bucks battalions’ experiences of the Italian, Balkan, Middle Eastern and Russian campaigns.
This exhibition goes beyond the well-trodden trenches of the Western Front, revealing a fascinating and intimate history of the First World War – one that also lucidly illustrates the global dimensions of WWI and our own role therein.
Three interconnecting sections investigate this rich legacy: The research projects conducted by the Sofo and Brookes volunteers that explore personal histories found in the museum archives; the artefacts on loan from the museum that are such impressive material legacies of the war; and the stereoscopic pictures converted to 3D anaglyphs that reinvent these remarkable images and make them accessible to a wider audience.
Ultimately, the exhibit aims to be an informal, engaging space in which to rediscover a remarkable perspective on the history of the First World War, and to encourage a conversation about what it means to us during the centenary commemorations and beyond.