'Schools and the Great War Centenary' conference, Wellington College

Posted on centenarynews.com on 27 February 2014
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Wellington College in England is organising a conference in London entitled: 'Schools and the Great War Centenary: How Schools Should Best Prepare', with speakers including the UK's Special Representative for the Centenary, Sir Hew Strachan and Jeremy Paxman.

It will be held on the 13th March 2014 at Central Hall, Westminister.

The conference costs £80.000 to attend and will "be an ideal way to help schools prepare for the Great War anniversary".

Programme

09:25-10:10

Registration and conference

10:10-10:15

Opening: Dr Anthony Seldon, Chairman for the day

10:15-10:25

Preparing for the Anniversary: Dr Andrew Murrison MP, the PM's Special Representative

10:25-11:10

The Significance of the First World War: Jeremy Paxman

11:10-11.50

The Wipers Times: Ian Hislop

11:50-12:30

Bringing the First World War to Life: Michael Morpurgo

12:30-13:10

The Lost Generation: Professor Jay Winter, Yale

13:10-14:10

Break for lunch (delegates to make own arrangements)

14:10-14:20

A Personal Perspective on the Great War: Lord Stirrup, Former Chief of Defence Staff

14:20-15:00

The Centenary Programmes of the Imperial War Museums, BBC and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Three Perspectives

15:00-15:40

Schools Preparing for the Centenary - Panel Discussion

Chair: Peter Rowland, Head Teacher, Severn Vale School

Panelists include: Dr Barry Blades, Researcher in History and Education and Professor Stuart Foster, Institute of Education

15:40-16:15

Historians and the Great War: Professor Sir Hew Strachan

16:30

Conference closes

To find out more about the conference, visit the Wellington College website here.

Images courtesy of Wellington College

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News