WW1 Open Lecture Series: What difference does a war make? - The political impact of the First World War
|Starts:||15:00 5 Nov 2014|
|Ends:||16:00 5 Nov 2014|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
|Speaker:||Dr Henry Miller|
A talk by Dr Henry Miller (Department of History) - part of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures open lecture series "The Different Faces of WW1".
Before the First World War, Edwardian Britain was wracked by a series of political crises and unresolved political issues regarding granting Home Rule to Ireland, the campaign for women's suffrage and the unstable party system. By the end of the War the political landscape was radically different. Ireland was moving towards independence rather than Home Rule, and women had been granted the vote. The once mighty Liberal party had split and was soon to be replaced by the Labour party as the main opposition to the Conservatives, while the Irish Nationalists had been wiped out electorally by Sinn Fein. This lecture assesses the political impact of the War. Did it merely speed up developments that were likely to happen anyway, slow things down, or make possible radical changes?
(The lectures are of particular interest to Sixth Formers, but are also suitable for pupils in Year 11. Members of the public and from the wider University of Manchester community are also warmly invited to attend.)
This event is free, but booking via our website is essential, please see the following link:
Dr Henry Miller
Role: Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century British History
Organisation: The University of Manchester
Travel and Contact Information
Simon Lecture Theatre B