2014 marked the one hundredth anniversary of the First World War, whose war dead still cascade down the north wall of the entrance to Christ Church Cathedral, and which continues to haunt the imagination of contemporary Britons, shaping our views of armed force, of authority, and of patriotism. The McDonald Centre organised and hosted a lecture series considering the legacy of the Great War.
Details of the series are as follows:
21 Janary - 'Great Britain’s Great War' - Jeremy Paxman
28 Janary - 'Accident or Choice? The Outbreak of the First World War' - Margaret MacMillan
4 February - 'Victorious Donkeys? British Generals and Generalship of the First World War Reconsidered' - Gary Sheffield
11 Februray - '1914–1918: Was Britain Right to Fight?' - Nigel Biggar
18 Februray - 'The War and English Religion' - Matthew Grimley
25 Februray - 'Experiencing the First World War Alongside Kaiser Wilhelm II' - Holger Afflerbach
Recordings of five of these lectures are available to listen to here.