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Five speakers, each a respected historian, gives a presentation related to the First World War in 1915. This Saturday in Birmingham, UK. 
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Five key note speakers share their thinking on the state of the Great War one hundred years ago. Always a busy event with several hundred members all with something to say on the First World War 1914-18.
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Interesting local WFA session that follows the story of a local man from home to the Front Line. 
For further details please contact either of the following: Neil Pearce 07956 541897 or 020 8531 1777 Chris Daughters 07809 430257 or 020 8527 1047
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In three weeks time there's a conference in Birmingham on the First World War. Day long,  five speakers. 
Conference on the First World War from the Western Front Association
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A day trip to York for an interview. I was last there in September 1984 to attend a marketing conference put on by Rowntrees for their advertising agencies ... a lifetime ago. Today I had time to take in two museums, the Yorvik Experience and the Castle Museum. It was the 1914-18 exhibition that was of most interest. The narrative is sustained by curating exhibits to cover the chronology of the war through the experiences of five people before, during and after the war. 
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I'm not convinced of this amount of close combat in the open. By Third Ypres the killing was done at a distance via shells, howitzers and machine gun. To be in the open ever was certain death from snipers, machine gun sweeping and covering every space and shrapnel. Serving two turns as a machine gunner at Langermark and Poelcappelle in August and October and December 1917 my MCG grandfather, who I interviewed for hours, said if he killed anyone, even in the thick of it, it would have been 500-1000 yards away. His only direct encounter in 2 1/2 years with a German was the one who accidently walked into their pillbox and was taken POW. They had him with them all day until relieved: fed him, tried to talk, gave him tea ...
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Terrifically well explained. Awful crackle on the sound. Recordist needed headphones and would have fixed this in moments :)


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In how many towns or cities you know does a major road still run through the medieval town gates? I can think of three: York (as here), Alnwick (which as children we drove through often back and forth to the Northumberland coast before the bypass was built) and York. Chester perhaps? Carlisle nearly? 
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RIP Corporal Henry Gartenfeld and Dick Piper who died on 22nd October 1917. Both of the Machine Gun Corps. Both died in Courage Post pillbox on the edge of Houthulst Forest just outside Poelcapelle. Buried in shallow graves by my late grandfather, Corporal John Arthur 'Jack' Wilson MM who remembered his fallen friends 75 years later by visiting this very spot. I had never seen him cry before, He broke down and sobbed.
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  • University of Birmingham
    British Military History of the First World War, 2013 - present
    Postgraduate study of the First World War aiming for a Masters Degree in the subject. Interests include the causes of the Great War, the outcome of the Great War, the portrayal of the First World War on Television and in Film, the Machine Gun Corps and the Royal Flying Corps.
  • Open University
    Masters: Open and Distance Education MA ODE, 2010 - 2013
    Masters in Open and Distance Education (MAODE) with the Open University, UK (OU) H800: Technology-enhanced learning: practices and debates H807: Innovations in eLearning – Learning outcomes H810: Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students B822: Creativity, Innovation and Change H808: The e-learning professional This completed the Masters Degree. I graduated on Saturday 27th April 2013 In 2013: H809 Practice-based research in educational technology. OES 86 EMA 75 H818: The Networked Practitioner - from 26th September 2013 MA History: First World War studies with the University of Birmingham.
  • The School of Communication Arts
    Copywriting, advertising and design, 1987 - 1988
    An extraordinary and intensive year full-time developing problem solving, writing and visualizing skills.
  • The University of Oxford
    Geography, 1981 - 1984
    Human Geography, Statistics, Demography, France, Southern Africa, Remote Sensing from Space and Anthropology.
  • EAVE
    Transmedia Production, 2001 - 2001
    Developing a unique, transmedia narrative for both the web and TV - What are you like? was aimed at teenagers.
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A creative thinker, visualiser and writer with a diversity of skills in blogging, copywriting, e-learning, social media, video production, communications and PR, directing and producing.

A graduate of Balliol College, Oxford, the School of Communication Arts (SCA), the Open University (MA in Open and Distance Education), the University of Birmingham (PCert British Military History of the First World War) and EAVE.

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Selling a short film 'Listening In' to Channel 4 that I wrote, directed and produced was pretty cool.
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    Freelance, 2012 - present
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Newcastle, UK - Appleby, UK - London - Penrith, UK - Seaford, UK - Long Compton, UK - Val d'Isere, France - Paris - London - Cambridge, UK - Oxford, UK - Brighton, UK - Edinburgh, UK - Gottingen, Germany
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