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Blending in and Standing Out: Military Uniform, Fashion and Textile Technol...

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Herringham Room 243a

Regent's University London

Inner Circle

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Robert Fleming is a museum curator and the manager of the Templer Study Centre at the National Army Museum, London. He studied law and politics at the University of Tasmania, and archaeology and history at the University of Sydney. This exclusive talk delivered by Robert will feature how military uniforms evolved over time. Robert will bring us as far back the time as the English Civil War to unveil the many myths and truths about military uniform. In the talk Robert will also look at how soldiers adopt different uniforms to cope with various battlefield conditions. Finally, Robert will introduce how military uniform continues to have an influence on fashion within civilian society.

This talk also includes entry into the British Lions Chinese Dragons Exhibition (see details below)

  • British Lions Chinese Dragons Exhibition (Regent's University Refectory)

From 6 July to 31 August, Ming Ai (London) Institute and Regent's University London will present the exhibition British Lions, Chinese Dragons. This is part of the delivery of the British Chinese Armed Forces Heritage Project which aims to unveil the untold stories of Chinese people that have served in the British armed forces throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

Featuring a comprehensive timeline of Sino-British military collaboration and selected oral history interviewees from the British Chinese Armed Forces Heritage project as well as an in depth examination of the Chinese Labour Corps of World War One and the Battle of Hong Kong in World War Two.

  • British Chinese Armed Forces Heritage Project

Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, British Chinese Armed Forces is a 4-year partnership project (2015-2018) collaborated with Ming-Ai (London) Institute and Regent's University London. The primary aim of the project is to create a historical archive which will become the basis for the generation of a series of related community initiatives.

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