The Great War Talks
Held alongside the exhibition ‘The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Rest’ at Peterborough Museum, this series of fascinating talks will explore wider themes of the Great War in the final year of its centenary.
Just Passing Through
Beverley Jones | Monday 29 January, 7.30pm
Oral History specialist Beverley Jones shares images and stories from the Women’s United Total Abstinence Council (WUTAC) visitors’ books. These slim volumes contain poems, sketches and messages which offer a fascinating insight into the servicemen who passed through Peterborough’s East Station on their way to and from the front in 1916 and 1917.
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome: Its place in history
Ian Flint | Monday 19 February, 7.30pm
Stow Maries Aerodrome played a pivotal role in helping defend against attacks by German zeppelin airships and Gotha fixed wing bombers. Forgotten for many years, it remains Europe’s best-preserved WWI aerodrome. Join Ian Flint, CEO of the Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome Trust, to hear about their ongoing major conservation project.
The English Language and the First World War
Julian Walker | Monday 26 February, 7.30pm
‘Languages of the front’ became souvenirs of the war, abandoned by soldiers but taken up by academics, memoir writers and commentators, leaving an indelible mark on the words we use even today. First World War expert Julian Walker looks at how the conflict shaped the English language and its relationship with other languages. There will also be a book signing after the talk.
Booking is essential for all of these talks. All bookings for this event are taken through Peterborough Museum.
To book, please click the link above or call Peterborough Museum at 01733 864663. If you require any further information, please call the Museum or email firstname.lastname@example.org