A series of FREE public talks.
The Low Lights Tavern, Brewhouse Bank, Fish Quay, North Shields.
All talks start at 7.30pm unless noted otherwise.
17th January 2017
Peter Coppack - Italy's Great War.
21st February 2017
Ian McArdle - Edith Cavell A heroine of the Great War.
21st March 2017
Alan Fidler - America enters the war - 1917.
18th April 2017
Peter Coppack - Japan's Great War.
16th May 2017
Peter Coppack - American Flyers at Cramlington.
13th June 2017 6.30 pm at Northumbria University, City Campus East, New Bridge Street.
Opposite Manors Metro Station.
Emeritus Professor John Derry - Departing from Tradition: The United States of America's entry into the Great War, 1917.
20th June 2017 at 2 pm Low Lights Heritage Centre, Clifford's Fort, Fish Quay, North Shields
and 7.30 pm Low Lights Tavern.
21st June 2017 at 1 pm Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne Westgate Road, NE1 1SE.
Phyllida Shaw - An Artist's War: The Art and letters of Morris and Alice Meredith Williams.
These talks will recount the war art of Morris Williams and collaboration with his wife Alice in the creation of many war memorials as well as the publication of a stunning new book by Phyllida Shaw with design by David Grey of Kimmerston Design - copies of the newly launched book will be available to purchase at these talks. Published by The History Press May 2017.
18th July 2017
Dr Dan Jackson - With God on our side: Military chaplains in the Great War
Previous Talks from 2016
Peter Coppack Bomber. The aeroplane, from toy to terror weapon.
16th February 2016
Tony Ball - Gas. Devilry thy name is Germany.
22nd March 2016
Alan Fidler - Picking up the Pieces. Dealing with family loss.
19th April 2016
Ian McArdle - Sarajevo : 1914.
17th May 2016
Peter Coppack - Dogger Bank : Prelude to Jutland
21st June 2016
John Sadler - Calvary on the Somme. Death of a northern generation.
1st June 2016
Peter Coppack - Aspects of Jutland
This talk will be held in the Old Low Light Heritage Centre at 2.30pm
19th July 2016
Ian McArdle - Die schlacht an der Somme. The Somme campaign from the German perspective.
No talk in August
13th September 2016
Colin Hatton (WFA - Stockton) - Railways in the Great War
18th October 2016
June Watson - Pioneers of plastic surgery in WW1
This talk will be held in the Old Low Light Heritage Centre
22nd November 2016
Silvie Fisch - Hunting the Hun Anti-German sentiment on Tyneside in WW1
No talk in December
Previous Talks from 2015
Janet Brown "Lest we Forget" War Memorials in the North East
Ian McArdle Shell Shock
Peter Coppack Development of the Tank
Monday 24th August - At the Victor Noble Rainbird exhibition, Old Low Light Heritage Centre, Cliffords Fort, Fish Quay, North Shields.
Ian McArdle Shell Shock
(note this talk starts at 11 am - admission £2.00 including Heritage Centre and Rainbird Exhibition).
Anthea Lang Life on the Home Front
Ian McArdle Medical Services in the Great War
Jeff Bennett The War the Artillery knew
Tony Ball Military Intelligence in the Great War
Rt. Hon. Alan Campbell MP By ticket only from Low Lights Tavern, Keelrow Bookshop and Project Workroom Linskill.
Ian McArdle Sarajevo 1914