This year’s event features three world class speakers in a unique military venue. The Sir John Moore Library at Shorncliffe houses the beautiful stain glass windows depicting the crests and emblems of the Regiments and Commanders of the Light Division who served under Moore and Wellington during the Peninsular wars. This is the perfect location for the lectures which were started in 1803 under Moore’s leadership whilst he was at Shorncliffe.
The event includes book signings with the authors, military displays and demonstrations from historical interpreters.
This year’s lecture is in two sessions:
The Afternoon session. 1.00pm - 5.30pm
Susan Law & Dr Stephen Summerfield - Authors of the three volumes of the Shorncliffe Lecture series of books talk about their discoveries and restarting the volumes after 200 years,
Gareth Glover - The journals of James Penman Gairdner "The American Sharpe", who joined the 95th Rifles and fought in the Peninsular War and Waterloo Campaigns are published for the first time in November.
Mick Crumplin - 'Losing Sight of the Glory' - Six Centuries of battlefield surgery Azincourt – Helmand.
Tea and coffee available.
Evening session 7.00pm - 9.45pm
Drinks Reception for guests.
Andy Robertshaw - The Battle of the Somme a Bloody Necessity? On the 100th Anniversary of the final day of the Somme, its leading archaeologist and author looks back on what he has uncovered and learnt from his digs.
The talk starts at 7.45pm - 8.45pm. Followed by a panel discussion on History, Heritage and Legacy. Event closes at 9.30pm
THIS IS A TICKET ONLY EVENT - TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR.
Due to security, all those attending must be booked in with the organisers prior to attending. Vehicle details will be requested.
Concession tickets available to members of HM Forces - contact organisers for more details.