21 June 2017 14:59
Professor Gary Sheffield
Subject: Gallipoli and the Western Front Compared
Gary was educated at Raynes Park High School and the University of Leeds (BA 1982, MA by research 1985) and King’s College London (1994). His academic career started in the Department of War Studies, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1985, working alongside colleagues such as Richard Holmes, John Keegan, David Chandler, John Pimlott and many others. Gary moved on to KCL in 1999 as Senior Lecturer in Defence Studies, based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, where he was also Land Warfare Historian on the Higher Command and Staff Course, the UK military’s senior operational course. In 2005 Gary was awarded a Personal Chair by KCL, and moved to the University of Birmingham to take up the inaugural Chair of War Studies in 2006, joining the University of Wolverhampton as Professor of War Studies, where along with Professor Stephen Badsey, Professor John Buckley, and Dr Spencer Jones, they form the strongest group of military history scholars in a conventional UK university.