A series of FREE public talks.
The Low Lights Tavern, Brewhouse Bank, Fish Quay, North Shields.

Programme 2018

All talks start at 7.30pm unless noted otherwise.

Tuesday 16th October
Speaker tbc - From Sarajevo to Compiègne - "The War to End all Wars"

Tuesday 18th September
Ian McArdle The Armistice - A German perspective

There is no talk planned for August

Tuesday 17th July
Talk to be confirmed

Tuesday 19th June
Details to follow

Tuesday 15th May
Alan Fidler - Churchill's Little Army

Tuesday 17th April
Peter Coppack - The Zeebrugge Raid 23rd April 1918

Tuesday 20th March
Marie Caffrey -The Soldiers Stories - The emotional involvement of a project volunteer.

Tuesday 20th February
Alan Fidler - The British Army and capital punishment 1914 - 1918 "What alternative punishment is there".

Tuesday 16th January
Alan Fidler - Two Brothers: One War

Programme 2017

All talks start at 7.30pm unless noted otherwise.

There is no talk in December

21st November 2017
Professor Ian Buxton - Tyne built battleships

2pm Friday 10th November 2017
Talk at Old Low Light Heritage Centre, Clifford's Fort, Fish Quay, North Shields

Alan Fidler - Two Brothers: One War

17th October 2017
Peter Coppack - Portugal's War

12th September 2017
Dr Anthony Firth - War channels East coast sea lanes inWW1

There is no talk in August

18th July 2017
Dr Dan Jackson - With God on our side: Military chaplains in the Great War

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.

20th June 2017 at 2 pm Low Lights Heritage Centre, Clifford's Fort, Fish Quay, North Shields and 7.30 pm Low Lights Tavern.

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.

16th May 2017
Peter Coppack - American Flyers at Cramlington.

18th April 2017
Peter Coppack - Japan's Great War.

21st March 2017
Alan Fidler - America enters the war - 1917.

21st February 2017
Ian McArdle - Edith Cavell A heroine of the Great War.

17th January 2017
Peter Coppack - Italy's Great War.

Previous Talks from 2016

19th January
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

17th November
Janet Brown "Lest we Forget" War Memorials in the North East

27th October
Ian McArdle Shell Shock

22nd September
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).

28th July
Anthea Lang Life on the Home Front

19th May
Ian McArdle Medical Services in the Great War

21st April
Jeff Bennett The War the Artillery knew

10th March
Tony Ball Military Intelligence in the Great War

17th February
Rt. Hon. Alan Campbell MP By ticket only from Low Lights Tavern, Keelrow Bookshop and Project Workroom Linskill.

13th January
Ian McArdle Sarajevo 1914

Churchill's Little Army talk 15th May

Talk Poster

Tyne Built Battleships of World War One

Portugal's War