Day Schools in War Studies

An Autumn Day School from YMCA England, World War One Engagement Centre: Voices of War and Peace, and the Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham

The YMCA goes to war

Saturday 11 October 2014

One of the most neglected aspects of British society and the First World War is the extent to which civilian agencies supported the British soldier. Arguably, foremost among these was the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), which ran one of the largest charitable operations that Britain had seen up to this point. This day school draws together experts on the history of the First World War, and of the YMCA, to investigate the range and extent of international YMCA activity in the war years and to explore the significance of its work for the British, Dominion, and American armies. 



Previous dayschools have included:

  • US Civil War to First World War learning the lessons
  • 'A Contemptible Little Army' The BEF in 1914
  • Gallipoli and the Dardanelles: 95 years on
  • Decision at Derby: the Jacobite invasion of England and the fate of the 'forty-five'
  • Air power: the challenges of High Command in peace and war
  • Service and sacrifice: a commemoration of YMCA work in the Great War
  • Learning and Training in Haig's Army