Tim Halstead - "More Than Victims of Horace - Public Schools 1914-1918"

18 July 2024 19:30

Tim Halstead - "More Than Victims of Horace - Public Schools 1914-1918"

The Talk: Public schoolboys in the Great War have been portrayed as being romantic patriots heavily influenced by the teaching of the classics and the playing of games. In this talk and drawing on his extensive research, Tim Halstead will demonstrate that this was far from the case and that public schools made an important and practical contribution to the war effort.

About the Speaker: Tim Halstead has written extensively about the role of the public schools in the Great War, as well as the development and role of the Officer Training Corps both before and during the Great War. His first book was A School in Arms: Uppingham and the Great War. His most recent book is More than Victims of Horace: Public Schoolboys 1914-1918 has been published by Helion. He was educated at Uppingham and completed an MA in British First World War Studies at the University of Birmingham. He works as Data Protection Officer for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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