Inaugural Day School at the University of Wolverhampton – ‘Aspects of the History of the First World War’

University of Wolverhampton

First World War Research Group

Inaugural Day School

Saturday 16 November 2013

‘Aspects of the History of the First World War’

The Council Room (MA221), 1st Floor, MA Building, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna St, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY.

To demonstrate the University’s commitment to excellence in the field of First World War studies, there will be a Day School on 16 November 2013. The Day School will mark the launch of the University of Wolverhampton First World War Research Group, and the beginning of the programme of events to mark the Centenary of the First World War.


10.00-11.15am Professor Gary Sheffield (University of Wolverhampton) – ‘Not Sleepwalking: The Origins of the First World War Revisited’

11.15-11.45 Coffee

11.45am-1.00pm Professor Stephen Badsey (University of Wolverhampton) – ‘Outlasting the Enemy: Home Fronts and Fighting Fronts 1914-18’

1.00-2.00pm Lunch

2.00-3.15pm Professor John Buckley (University of Wolverhampton) – ‘Defeating the U-boat Menace: Air Power and Trade Defence 1917-18’

3.15-4.00pm Tea

4.00-5.15pm Dr Spencer Jones (University of Wolverhampton) – ‘”The artillery must willingly sacrifice itself”: Royal Artillery Tactics 1902 – 1914’.

5.30pm End of event.


£15 per head, including tea and coffee. Reduction for University of Wolverhampton undergraduates (see below).

TO BOOK A PLACE please email Dr Phylomena Badsey

Places are allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. NB a week before the Day School, any available places will be made available at a reduced rate of £10 to University of Wolverhampton Undergraduates, who should contact Dr Badsey in order to be placed on the waiting list.


Lunch is not provided, but a range of eating establishments is available on and near the campus.


See for details and maps (MA Building is on City Campus south map) Parking will be difficult near the campus. The railway station is approximately 8 minutes’ walk from the venue. The multi-story car park at the railway station has cheap weekend rates.


The Campus and the venue are open for disabled access.

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