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Herts at War Talks Series 2016
 

Following on from the great success of our 2015 talks series we are pleased to annoucne a new series of talks a monthly basis throughout 2016. We are currently finalising the dates and speakers for what should be another fascinating year. If you have any suggestions on speakers or would like to know more then why not contact us here

Check back soon for full info on our upcoming talks.

 

Herts at War Talks Series 2015


We are very pleased to announce a new series of talks in conjunction with our project partners at Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, St Christopher School and David's Bookshop Letchworth. 

As an organisation dedicated to raising awareness of the experiences of Hertfordshire's residents throughout the Great War, both here in Hertfordshire and on the fighting Front, we have constructed a series of talks featuring top speakers from around the UK. These FREE talks are designed to provide interesting and enjoyable one-off events on the 2nd Thursday of each month throughout 2015. 

With the spotlight firmly on the Great War in the first full year of the centenary of the conflict, our speakers will challenge preconceptions, share their immense knowledge and provide an enjoyable and challenging experience for both the amateur and expert alike. 

The talks, to be hosted at St Christopher School Letchworth, will commence at 7.30pm, with entry from 7pm onwards. Although these events are free, reservation is essential to ensure your space on the evening. Tickets can be reserved at the Herts at War Exhibition - 12/14 The Arcade, Letchworth, David's Bookshop - Eastcheap, Letchworth or at the Letchworth Tourist Information Centre on Station Road.

Alternatively you can reserve you space for one of our talks online at eventbright here:  http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/herts-at-war-7819264370   

For further information on our series of talks please contact us via info@hertsatwar.co.uk


Our speakers for 2015 are as follows: 


 
Clive Harris - 'The Greater Game' 
 

Thursday 8th January sees the first in our series of events featuring some of the most well known historians throughout the UK as guest speakers.

Historian Clive Harris will join us to discuss 'The Greater Game', the story of famous sportsmen in The Great War. Clive is an established name in the field of military history, owner of Battle Honours Ltd and also working as a full-time Battlefield Guide around the world as well as authoring several books including one on tonight's subject.

The event is to be held at The Theatre, St Christopher School, Barrington Road, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 3JZ, arrival at 7pm with the talk commencing at 7.30. 

You can reserve your ticket for this event here: 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/herts-at-war-talks-clive-harris-the-greater-game-tickets-14896637243

 

 

 
Peter Hart - 'Gallipoli 1915'
 

On Thursday 12th February we will be joined by renowned author and historian Peter Hart. Peter's extensive knowledge on all things Great War has made him a leading name in the field of military history. Peter's passionate and engaging style make his talks a 'must see' for anyone with an interest in 20th century conflict.

 The subject of the talk on 12th February will be the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915.

The event is to be held at The Theatre, St Christopher School, Barrington Road, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 3JZ, arrival at 7pm with the talk commencing at 7.30. 

This event is FREE and is the first of a series of talks planned by the Herts at War Project for 2015. 

you can reserve your ticket for this event here: 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/herts-at-war-talks-peter-hart-gallipoli-1915-tickets-14929993011



 
Professor Richard Grayson - 'Neuve Chapelle 1915'
 

The third of our series of talks for 2015 sees a visit from Richard Grayson, Professor of 20th Century History at Goldsmiths, University of London. Professor Grayson will be speaking about the infamous battle of Neuve Chapelle in 1915 and in particular the impact of Irish units in the conflict. 

A Hertfordshire native, Richard has an incredible knowledge and resume of work relating to 20th Century History and has kindly agreed to join us on 12th March 2015 for the evening. 

The event is to be held at Letchworth Arts Centre, The Arcade, Letchworth, Herts, SG6 3ET 

This event is FREE and is the third of a series of talks planned by the Herts at War Project for 2015. 

You can reserve your ticket for this event here: 
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/herts-at-war-talks-professor-richard-grayson-neuve-chapelle-1915-tickets-14930022098?aff=eorg

 

 
Terry Cox - Herts Police in The Great War 
 

Herts at War's fourth guest speaker Terry Cox will join us on Thursday 9th April to speak about the experiences of Hertfordhsire Police Force on the home front during the Great War. A retired Police Officer, Terry's knowledge and enthusiasm for a fascinating and largely unknown topic makes this talk a real gem in our series. 

Terry has been involved in the highly successful 'On The Beat' Project and brings a wealth of little-known tales and incidents that highlight the unique role Hertfordshire played at home during the Great War. 

The event is to be held at The Theatre, St Christopher School, Barrington Road, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 3JZ, arrival at 7pm with the talk commencing at 7.30. 

This event is FREE and is the fourth of a series of talks planned by the Herts at War Project
for 2015.

You can reserve your ticket for this event here:  
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/herts-at-war-talks-terry-cox-herts-police-in-the-great-war-tickets-14930037143?aff=eorg
 

 
Chris Baker - 'Blood Money - Britain fights the economic war' 
 

We are very pleased to be joined by one of Britain's foremost military researchers and historians in Chris Baker for our talk on 14th May. Chris' talk entitled 'Blood Money - Britain fights the economic war' will explore and question many of the aspects of The Great War that we often take for granted. 

As a published author and founder of both the Great War Forum and the Long Long Trail website, Chris has undertaken more individual First World War research projects than any other individual and his knowledge excels accordingly. This is certainly not one to miss! 

The event is to be held at The Theatre, St Christopher School, Barrington Road, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 3JZ, arrival at 7pm with the talk commencing at 7.30. 

This event is FREE and is the fifth of a series of talks planned by the Herts at War Project for 2015. 

You can reserve your ticket for this event here: 
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/herts-at-war-talks-chris-baker-blood-money-1914-1918-tickets-14930132428?aff=eorg

 

 
Taff Gillingham - Remembrance and The Great War - A very British view

Taff Gillingham is a military historian who has spent the past 20 years advising film, television and theatre productions with varying degrees of success!

He has been collecting British and Commonwealth militaria since he was six years old and has built up a vast knowledge of the life of the British soldier in The Great War. He was a founder member of The Khaki Chums.

He is a co-director of Khaki Devil Limited; a company specialising in accurate uniforms, equipment, weapons and props for the film, television and theatre industry. The company owns a trench system which is used for filming productions such as the recent Sainsburys Christmas advert.

Taff is also a former Trustee of The Suffolk Regiment Museum, Chairman of The Friends of The Suffolk Regiment and Chairman of the Suffolk Branch of The Western Front Association.
Taff's talk on 11th June will be on Remembrance and The Great War.
 

The event is to be held at The Theatre, St Christopher School, Barrington Road, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 3JZ, arrival at 7pm with the talk commencing at 7.30. 

This event is FREE and is the sixth of a series of talks planned by the Herts at War Project for 2015.

You can reserve your ticket for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/herts-at-war-talks-taff-gillingham-remembrance-and-the-great-war-tickets-14930144464



 Dan Hill - 'The Herts Guards'                     
Herts at War Project Officer and military history researcher Dan Hill will lead July's talk with an in-depth look at the Hertfordshire Regiment in      the Great War from their arrival on the Western Front in November 1914 to the Armistice. 

Dan is a founder member of the Herts at War Project and has worked as a historical researcher, writer and outreach officer before his current role. Introducing much previously unseen material from personal and public archives, this talk promises to be an interesting account of the Herts Guards in The Great War.

Dan will be speaking on Thursday 9th July 2015.

The event is to be held at The Theatre, St Christopher School, Barrington Road, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 3JZ, arrival at 7pm with the talk commencing at 7.30. 

This event is FREE and is the seventh of a series of talks planned by the Herts at War Project for 2015.

You can reserve your ticket for this event here:
 
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/herts-at-war-talks-dan-hill-the-herts-guards-tickets-14930165527?aff=eorg






 


 


 



 

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