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# Title Description Contributor
1 The Sandwich that Sabotaged Civilisation

Myths and Mistakes. How a well known photograph and an infamous lunch break have shaped our...

Dr Paul Miller
2 Popular fiction in World War One

An argument for a more nuanced assessment of the popular literature consumed by the wider public...

Jane Potter
3 From Owen's Doomed Youth, to his doomed youth

Lecture at the event 'Wilfred Owen: From Doomed Youth to the Battle of the Sambre'....

Jean Moorcroft Wilson
4 Wartime Art and Grief

German women and the aesthetics of loss portrayed through art during the First World War.

Claudia Siebrecht
5 The Better Part of Valour

Combatant Courage on the Western Front.

Edward Madigan
6 The Last Phase

A discussion on the last phase of the First World War. A talk given at 'Wilfred Owen: From...

Max Egremont
7 Rethinking British Volunteerism in 1914: A Rush to the Colours?

The British response to the outbreak of War in 1914.

Catriona Pennell
8 Women Poets

Dr Jane Potter looks at a range of women poets who wrote during, and in the years that followed...

Jane Potter
9 War Poetry

Dr Mark Rawlinson explores the relationship between War and War Poetry using Owen's famous '...

Mark Rawlinson
10 Wilfred Owen

Professor Jon Stallworthy, editor and biographer of Wilfred Owen, introduces one of the most...

Jon Stallworthy
11 Siegfried Sassoon

Meg Crane looks at the war poems of Siegfried Sassoon, framed by the first and last (non-war)...

Meg Crane
12 Poetry of the Empire

World War One was a conflict of empire, not of nation. In this lecture Dr Simon Featherstone...

Simon Featherstone
13 The Early Poets

Dr Alisa Miller looks at the popular poets in the early years of the War and the way that the...

Alisa Miller
14 Georgians and Others

Dr Stuart Lee gives a short introduction to the poetry movements that led up to the War.

Stuart Lee
15 Poetry vs. History

What place do the poets and their work have in the historical analysis of the War? Dr Stuart Lee...

Stuart Lee
16 ‘On your lips my life is hung’: Robert Graves and War

Dr Charles Mundye takes a look at how Robert Graves' experiences and feelings about War that...

Charles Mundye
17 Popular Poetry

Dr Stuart Lee discusses the popular poetry of the War years and the formation of the canon in...

Stuart Lee
18 Edward Thomas: Edwardian War Poet

Dr Guy Cuthbertson takes an in-depth look at the poet Edward Thomas.

Guy Cuthbertson
19 Manuscripts

In this short talk Dr Stuart Lee introduces some of the primary sources of World War One poetry...

Stuart Lee
20 Ivor Gurney: A Poet born out of War

Dr Philip Lancaster presents the life of literary musician Ivor Guney, and introduces some the...

Philip Lancaster
21 Isaac Rosenberg: ‘Fierce Imaginings’ – the Private and the Poet

Author and editor, Jean Liddiard, presents the life and work of Isaac Rosenberg.

Jean Liddiard
22 David Jones

Often overlooked, Dr Stuart Lee introduces David Jones and his seminal work 'In Parenthesis'....

Stuart Lee
23 'Earth Voices Whispering’: Reading Ireland’s Poetry of WWI: An Introduction

Professor Gerald Dawe relates the Irish poetry of World War One to the history of Ireland itself...

Gerald Dawe
24 Impact of the 1914 – 1918 Poets

Adrian Barlow looks at the impact of World War One poets in the years immediately following the...

Adrian Barlow
25 Edmund Blunden

Margi Blunden, daughter of Edmund Blunden, talks about her father and his work.

Margi Blunden
# Title Description Contributor
1 The Sandwich that Sabotaged Civilisation

Myths and Mistakes. How a well known photograph and an infamous lunch break have shaped our...

Dr Paul Miller
2 Wartime Art and Grief

German women and the aesthetics of loss portrayed through art during the First World War.

Claudia Siebrecht
3 Conflict Culture

How much do we really know about the experience of the average individual soldier?

Matthew Leonard
4 Rethinking British Volunteerism in 1914: A Rush to the Colours?

The British response to the outbreak of War in 1914.

Catriona Pennell
5 What is a War Poem?

In this Open Day taster lecture, Kate McLoughlin explores how we might define a war poem,...

Kate McLoughlin