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# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons Bringing WW1 History into the Present with Twitter Mechthild Herzog discusses how Twitter can be harnessed to engage large audiences with WW1 history in a range of creative ways. Mechthild Herzog 16 Feb 2015
2 Choice or Accident? The outbreak of the First World War The causes of the First World War have long been controversial and remain so. The Warden of St Antony's College, Oxford, and author of The War that Ended Peace (2013) brings us up to date on the debate. Margaret MacMillan 04 Nov 2014
3 Creative Commons The War and English Religion Merton College's Tutor in History, an historian of 20th century Britain, argues that English Christianity survived the First World War rather better than is often assumed. Matthew Grimley 25 Feb 2014
4 Creative Commons 1914–1918: Was Britain Right to Fight? The Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, Canon of Christ Church, and author of In Defence of War (2013) analyses Britain's belligerency in terms of Christian just war reasoning, and concludes that it was justified. Nigel Biggar 13 Feb 2014
5 Creative Commons Victorious Donkeys? British Generals and Generalship of the First World War Reconsidered The Professor of War Studies at Wolverhampton University, a leading British military historian of the First World War, explodes some myths about British generalship and the performance of the British Army. Gary Sheffield 11 Feb 2014
6 Creative Commons Accident or Choice? The Outbreak of the First World War The causes of the First World War have long been controversial and remain so. The Warden of St Antony's College, Oxford, and author of The War that Ended Peace (2013) brings us up to date on the debate. Margaret MacMillan 03 Feb 2014
7 Creative Commons Shot at Dawn How a contemporary photographer is addressing one of the conflict's most sensitive topics. Chloe Dewe Matthews 18 Jul 2013
8 Creative Commons The Sandwich that Sabotaged Civilisation Myths and Mistakes. How a well known photograph and an infamous lunch break have shaped our memory of the Sarajevo assassination. Dr Paul Miller 10 Jan 2013
9 Creative Commons Popular fiction in World War One An argument for a more nuanced assessment of the popular literature consumed by the wider public during the First World War. Jane Potter 10 Dec 2012
10 Creative Commons Wartime Art and Grief German women and the aesthetics of loss portrayed through art during the First World War. Claudia Siebrecht 10 Dec 2012
11 Creative Commons Morality in Wartime Britain Dr Edward Madigan from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission considers the issue of morality and the role of the British clergy during the First World War. Edward Madigan 10 Dec 2012
12 Creative Commons Conflict Culture How much do we really know about the experience of the average individual soldier? Matthew Leonard 29 Oct 2012
13 Creative Commons The Better Part of Valour Combatant Courage on the Western Front. Edward Madigan 29 Oct 2012
14 Creative Commons Surplus Women The First World War and its impact on emigration, work and marriage. Rosemary Wall 29 Oct 2012
15 Creative Commons The Indian Sepoy in the First World War The role of India and the Indian Sepoy in the First World War. Santanu Das 29 Oct 2012
16 Creative Commons Rethinking British Volunteerism in 1914: A Rush to the Colours? The British response to the outbreak of War in 1914. Catriona Pennell 29 Oct 2012
17 Tim Kendall: 'Ivor Gurney: First War Poet' Professor Tim Kendall considers what composer and poet Ivor Gurney understood by the phrase 'war poet' and how he saw his own work as belonging to (and eminent amidst) a tradition of writing about war. Tim Kendall 26 Jan 2010
18 Richard Holmes interview In this interview, the well-known military historian Brigadier Richard Holmes discusses his work on WW1, remembrance, his views on WW1 poetry, and how those experiences relate to the British Army currently serving in Iraq. Richard Holmes 02 Apr 2008
19 Ian Hislop interview An interview with Ian Hislop, editor of Private Eye, and TV presenter on WW1 documentaries entitled 'Not Forgotten' (Channel 4, UK). Part of a series of Podcasts from Oxford University's First World War Poetry Digital Project. Ian Hislop 25 Sep 2007