Events,  WW1 Centenary Events

The Media and WWI

Panel Discussion

Thursday 26 February 2015, 6:15pm
In the Studio at The Hive, Worcester, WR1 3PD

The centenary of the First World War has resulted in a plethora of related television and radio programmes: from Peaky Blinders to the Radio 4 drama Home Front. This panel discussion will bring together both media professions and academics that have been involved in these productions to discuss and answer questions on way the contemporary media has responded to WWI.

Participants include:

  • * Jessica Dromgoole is the Editor of Radio 4 drama series Home Front.
  • * Nicola Goodwin is a broadcast journalist with BBC Hereford and Worcester and is one of the producers for the BBC’s World War One at Home series.
  • * Prof. Maggie Andrews is a cultural historian at the University of Worcester who researches, and teaches on WWI and 2 Home Fronts and is the Historical Consultant for Radio 4’s Home Front and an advisor on the BBC’s World War One at Home series in the West Midlands.
  • * Dr Chris Upton is the Reader in Public History at Newman University Birmingham, specialising in the history of the West Midlands region, he makes regular appearances on the local media and is the Historical Consultant on the BBC2 drama Peaky Blinders.

Chaired by:

  • * Dr Neil Fleming lectures in History at the University of Worcester. He writes about British, Irish and imperial politics since the late nineteenth century.

There is no charge for this event which is sponsored by the Voices of War and Peace WWI Community Engagement Centre www.voicesofwarandpeace.org but space is limited so and we need to calculate numbers for coffee and tea so it is helpful if you email to let us know you will attend maggie.andrews@worc.ac.uk

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