The 2018-9 programme has two themes. The first reflects that the road to the ending of World War One in 1918 saw the demise of many empires; Russian, Prussian, Hapsburg and Ottoman.
25 September 2018
Prof. David Stevenson, Stevenson Professor of International History, LSE:
The Road to the Armistice: how the First World War Ended
16 October 2018
Dr. Robert Sykes CBE:
The Chartist Crisis of 1839, or when Britain didn’t have a revolution!
13 November 2018
Prof. Mark Cornwall, Professor of Modern European History, University of Southampton:
Why did the Habsburg Empire Collapse during the First World War?
The second theme is in some measure a response to Brexit as we focus on five major turning points in the evolution of Britain. In chronological terms of the event/process rather than the meeting date.
4 December 2018
Prof. David Carpenter, Professor of Medieval History, King’s College London:
Henry III, Simon de Montfort and the crisis of kingship in the thirteenth century
22 January 2019
Prof. John Darwin, Senior Research Fellow, Professor of Global and Imperial History, Nuffield College, University of Oxford:
Not so much an empire more a world-system: the British empire in global perspective
26 February 2019
Prof. David Edgerton, Hans Rausing Professor of the History of Science and Technology and Professor of Modern British History, King’s College London:
The Rise and Fall of the British Nation
19 March 2019
Professor Lawrence Goldman, Senior Research Fellow, St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford:
Disraeli and the Transformation of Victorian Conservatism, 1846-1880
30 April 2019
Dr. Ian Archer, Associate Professor in History, Keble College, University of Oxford:
From Satellite City to Global City: London 1500-1700
21 May 2019
Prof. Peter Heather, Professor of Medieval History, King’s College London: