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By Euan Loarridge, Great War Project Editor
Satellite image of the Pollock Park trenches, taken 24/05/2018. Features are marked numerically and match the headings in this post. Google 2018.
For the past three years, Northlight Heritage, in partnership with the University of Glasgow and Glasgow City Council, has built and maintained a series of reconstruction trenches in the grounds of Pollok Country Park. As the centenary comes to a close, so to do the trenches, with the final open day taking place Sunday 9th of December 2018 (For more information see here). This post is the first of a two part blog which will take a virtual tour of the trenches explaining their purpose and how they have developed over the past three years. The second part of this blog will be made available on the DiggingIn Website.
A free evening event of talks focusing on the history and future of flight and the Royal Air Force. Part of the Glasgow Science Festival 2018 and the Wings to War Exhibition. Register for Tickets on Evenbright.
Glasgow Science Festival: The Science of Flight
Date: 7 June 2018
Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre, 3 Kelvin Way, Glasgow
Discover Glasgow’s contributions to aeronautics over the last century, since University of Glasgow alumnus Sir David Henderson founded the RAF in 1918. How have science, medicine and engineering evolved? How did pilots deal with the physiological and psychological effects of flying then and now? And what does the future hold?
An interdisciplinary panel from the University of Glasgow will comment on the past, present and future of military aviation from a distinctly Glaswegian perspective.
18.00 Drinks will be served to celebrate the wonderful range of Festival events starting at the University of Glasgow. A pop up exhibition from the University Archive will feature stories of pioneering Glasgow women in military aviation.
18.30 Welcome/Glasgow and the origins of the Royal Air Force – Tony Pollard, Professor of Conflict History & Archaeology (School of Humanities)
18.50 From Campus to the Clouds: Glasgow University and the Royal Air Force – Jesper Ericsson, Curator of the Wings to War Exhibition in the University of Glasgow Chapel (The Hunterian)
19.05 Flight and the Human Body and Mind – Dr Beverly Bergman, Honorary Senior Research Fellow (Institute of Health and Wellbeing)
19.20 The Evolution and Future of Military Aviation – George Barakos, Professor of Aerospace Sciences (School of Engineering)
19.35 The RAF and Glasgow beyond 2020 – Flight Lt Doug Galletly, Commanding Officer 4 Air Experience Flight
Talks Followed by a Q&A.
Tickets for this event are available here.
For more events and exhibitions relating to the Glasgow Science Festival 2018, 7th-17th of June, see here.
By Jesper Ericsson, Curatorial Assistant, The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery.
Today, 1 April 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force. A new special exhibition in the University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel, Wings to War: Glasgow and the Centenary of the Royal Air Force, explores the remarkable connections between the RAF and the University and city of Glasgow, from the age of fragile biplanes to fast jets, highlighting the contributions and sacrifice made by University staff and alumni. Artworks by former Director of The Glasgow School of Art, distinguished artist and designer Dugald Cameron, support the display.
By Petros Aronis, Student in History of Art, University of Glasgow.
Today is the 100th Anniversary of the start of the German Spring Offensive, known in German as ‘Die Kaiserslacht’ or the ‘Kaiser’s Battle’ which took place on the Western Front during the First World War. University of Glasgow Archives and Special Collections have created an Instagram account to honor a very important graduate and lecturer of University of Glasgow: Archibald Allan Bowman. During the Spring Offensive, Bowman was captured by Germans and wrote dozens of letters home to his wife while living in a prisoner of war camp in Germany. These letters give a great insight into the struggles of prisoners and how their families were affected during the difficult time of war. The Archives have decided to publish these letters on the Instagram account @lettersfromaprisonerofwar on the 100th anniversary of the day they were sent. The first letter will be published on the 5th of April 2018 and the last on the 20th of December 2018. This blog post serves as an introduction to the project and elaborates on Bowman’s life before the War and the incredible circumstances of his capture.
Conference: UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW, 21-22 JULY 2016
A programme of events to mark the centenary of the Women’s Peace Crusade will take place on 23 JULY 2016 at GLASGOW WOMEN’S LIBRARY
The extent and importance of religious faith in the First World War is undoubtedly one of the great rediscoveries of the centenary years. Among the belligerent empires and nations, religion proved to be a vital sustaining and motivating force, with the Ottoman war effort cloaked as a jihad, the United States entering the war on Good Friday 1917, and even professedly secular societies such as France experiencing a degree of religious revival. At the same time religious convictions also provided some of the most powerful critiques of the war, contributing to tireless peace-making efforts by Pope Benedict XV and to the stand of thousands of conscientious objectors in Great Britain and the United States. Faith also inspired many of the women who were active in war resistance and initiatives for peace, including Quakers, feminists and Christian socialists who were involved in the Hague Peace Congress of 1915, the resulting Women’s International League, and also grassroots action such as the Women’s Peace Crusade, which was launched in Glasgow in the summer of 1916.
This conference seeks to explore the huge diversity and significance of religious faith for those who experienced the First World War, addressing themes such as faith in the armed forces and on the home front, religion, war resistance and the peace crusade, and the role of religion in remembrance.
Key-note speakers will include Professor S. J. Brown (University of Edinburgh), Dr Lesley Orr (University of Edinburgh) and Professor Michael Snape (University of Durham).
We invite proposals for twenty-minute papers on topics related to the theme. We would welcome papers not only from academics, but also from independent scholars, local history researchers, archivists and others with an interest in this area. Deadline for paper proposals is 31 May 2016.
Please send abstracts (ca. 150 words) to Dr Charlotte Methuen firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for the conference, please contact Dr Charlotte Methuen
(email@example.com) or visit our Eventbrite Eventbrite site. Cost to participants is £25.00 per day to include coffees, teas and lunch. Please pay by cheque (made out to “The University of Glasgow”) or by cash on the day. We can provide a list of local and university accommodation.
Today at 2.15pm is the centenary of the sinking of the Lusitania: the largest, fastest and most luxurious ship of her generation.