On Saturday 14th December 2019, 10:00am – 12:30pm, at Lenton Grove, Prof John Beckett will talk about his five year project on the First World War. In this session he will be looking at one of the ‘hidden histories’ of the First World War, the use of what is now the University of Nottingham’s Sutton Bonington campus as a POW camp for German officers 1916-19.
The Saturday Local History Seminars are organised by the University of Nottingham’s Department of History and are generally held on the second Saturday of the month at Lenton Grove. They are open to everyone with an interest in local and regional history. Booking is not necessary and the entry fee of £5 covers the cost of attending the seminar together with coffee and biscuits in the interval. The seminars start at 10.00 am and finish at approximately 12.30 pm.
Lenton Grove is most easily accessed via the West Gate (Beeston) on the main University of Nottingham campus. There is roadside parking approximately 100m beyond Lenton Grove, just past the School of Humanities building.
For further information about these seminars, contact: Prof. J.V. Beckett, Department of History, University Park, Nottingham. NG7 2RD
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