Oxford in the Great War: Study Day

The Globalising and Localising the Great War network will hold a one-day public study day about Oxford in the First World War, to accompany the mini-exhibition Oxford: The War and the World, 1914-1919
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10.30-10.45:    Registration and coffee

10.45-10.55:    Welcome and introduction by Dr Adrian Gregory (GLGW)

10.55-11.30:    Clara Abrahams
                         (Granddaughter of May Wedderburn Cannan and keeper of her literary estate)
                         May Wedderburn Cannan, an Oxford WW1 poet

11.30-12.05:    Dr Malcolm Graham
                         (Local historian and author of Oxford in the Great War)
                         The Third Southern General Hospital and Botley Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery

12.05-12.40:    Caroline Roaf
                         (Editor of Pleasance Walker’s Letters from the Front, 1915-1919)
                         Pleasance Walker: An Oxford woman, serving with the French in WW1, writes home

12.40-13.30:     Lunch

13:30-14.05:    Peter Smith
                         (Chair of the Wolvercote WW1 Aerodrome Memorial Project)
                         Port Meadow: Oxford's forgotten WW1 aerodrome

14.05-14:40:    Stephen Barker
                         (Heritage Advisor to the Oxford, the War & the World 1914-19 exhibition)
                         Hardit Singh Malik: The Flying Sikh

14:40-15.00:     Tea

15.00-15.35:    Symon Hill
                         (Workers' Educational Association)
                         Conscientious objectors and peace activism during the First World War

15:35-16:10:    Dr Rob Johnson
                         (The Changing Character of War Centre, Pembroke College, Oxford)
                         An Oxford Scholar at War: TE Lawrence, The Great War and the Middle East

16.10-16:35:    Open discussion / workshop

16.35-16.45:    Closing remarks by Dr Adrian Gregory (GLGW)