Sir Douglas Haig portraitThe Western Front Association, in association with Brasenose College, Oxford, is delighted to confirm its forthcoming event, "Haig and 1915" on Wednesday March 11, 2015. This promises to be a wonderful occasion in a truly unique and beautiful setting.

Commencing at 2pm in the College Hall at Brasenose College, Oxford (Haig's college when he was a student), Professor Gary Sheffield, Dr Spencer Jones and Clive Harris will be leading 3 hours of lectures and discussions focussing on 1915 and the career of Field Marshal Douglas Haig.

2-5pm: lectures and discussion

5-6pm: an opportunity to explore Brasenose College

6pm: a service of commemoration in Brasenose Chapel, led by the college chaplain, which will culminate with a rededication of the Great War memorial (which the WFA has helped to restore)

6.45pm: drinks

7.15pm: candle-lit silver service dinner in College Hall (dress code for dinner is smart casual, not black tie)

The strong relationship between the college and the WFA means that the exceptional cost of the event to members who would like to attend is £60 per person, and this will include the dinner and drinks.

To reserve a place, please contact Sarah Gunn at The Western Front Association Office on 0207 118 1914 to pay by credit card or send a cheque to The Western Front Association, BM Box 1914, London WC1N 3XX. Sarah will need:

  • your full name and name of any guest(s);
  • number of places required;
  • any dietary requirements; and
  • your best contact details.

Please note that the dinner is likely to finish quite late so it would be wise to consider reserving a hotel room in Oxford. Oxford has a wide range of hotels at various prices. Taxis can be booked at the end of the meal to get you to your hotel.

Drivers are advised that parking is difficult in the city so unless you are staying in a hotel with a car park, it is wise to use the excellent Park-and-Ride system.


"Sir Douglas Haig portrait" by Sir William Orpen, RA - Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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