The Great War: Its End and Effects 2019

This series of free public lectures, sponsored by Christ Church Cathedral and the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life, Oxford, take place on Tuesdays at 4.30pm beginning on 15 January. Following the centenary of the Armistice, this series examines the ends and effects of the Great War. Videos of the lectures are available below.

 

Tuesday 15 January - Britain and the First World War: was it all worth it?

Gary Sheffield, Professor of War Studies, University of Wolverhampton

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Tuesday 22 January - How far did the Versailles Treaty make peace?

Margaret MacMillan, Warden of St Antony’s College, Oxford

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Tuesday 29 January - The impact of the Great War on the Christian religion

Mark Chapman, Professor of the History of Modern Theology, Oxford

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Tuesday 5 February - The inter-war peace movements

Martin Ceadel, Professor of Politics, New College, Oxford

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Tuesday 12 February - Changing German views of the Great War

Annika Mombauer, Professor of Modern European History, Open University

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Tuesday 19 February - Changing British views of the Great War

Hew Strachan, Professor of International Relations, University of St Andrews

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Tuesday 26 February - The war in the Middle East

Rob Johnson, Senior Research Fellow, Pembroke College, Oxford

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Tuesday 5 March - The McMahon Correspondence, the Sykes-Picot Agreement, and the Balfour Declaration: British policy on the Middle East

Ali Allawi, former Iraqi Minister of Defence and of Finance

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They Also Served...

Remembering the contributions made by African and Caribbean Service Personnel in World War I (1914-1918)

This free lecture by Canon Linda Ali was given to accompany the powerful photographic exhibition 'They Also Served...', on display in the Cathedral from 13 to 23 November. The project, run by Churches Together in England, formed part of our commemorations of the centenary of the Armistice and aims to bring alive the contributions of African and Caribbean servicemen who have been so often forgotten.

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