"They shall not grow old": religion, the war dead and remembrance in Britain, 1914-1939

Course Dates: 10/11/18
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Peter Street

Held on Remembrance weekend itself, the course will explore the origins and cultural/religious context of honouring the dead of the Great War both during the conflict and between 1919-1939 including memorials, the Great Silence and battlefield pilgrimages.

Description

What is the course about?

The course explores the historical origins and cultural/religious context of honouring the British war dead both during the conflict itself and between 1919-1939 including various forms of memorials, the background to the Great Silence and battlefield pilgrimages.

What will we cover?

Remembering the British war dead, 1815-1914: an outline history
Remembering the British war dead, 1815-1914: an outline history
Remembering the British war dead, 1914-1919
Memorialisation at national level: the background to the Cenotaph, Great Silence and Unknown Warrior. Memorialisation (and related debates) at local level; the making of the (Royal) British Legion and rise of the poppy; inter-war controversies.Visiting the war dead.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Explain the changing and more comprehensive nature of remembering the war dead because of the Great War
Explain how religious and wider cultural forces shaped the forms which war memorials took.
Explain the background to the rituals and traditions associated with Remembrance.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is open to all with an interest in the subject. No prior knowledge is required.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The half day course is a mix of tutor presentation and discussion, supported by illustration.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Pen and paper for any optional note taking.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?



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Course Code: HRS23

Sat, day, 10 Nov - 10 Nov '18

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £29.00
Senior fee: £23.00
Concession: £15.00
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