An Oxford WWI Conference: Remembering The Great War
Immerse yourself in the story of WWI in Oxford, where you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the aftermath of the Great War through lectures and expert-led speaker discussions.
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Program No. 21453RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

On July 28, 1914 in Serbia, the first shots of the Great War were fired. Four years later, more than 9 million soldiers had lost their lives, while another 21 million had suffered injuries. We invite you to join distinguished scholars and historians in Oxford, England for a historic conference event, the sixth in Road Scholar’s WWI series. Delve into the lasting effects of the war with leading experts at the conference.
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Extend Your Adventure

This program offers an optional program extension.

Extension: An In-Depth Look Into the Treaty of Versailles

Uncover fascinating military history in Versailles with local experts as you take a close look into the Treaty of Versailles and learn what went into creating this crucial document.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking and standing up to 2 hours on some field trips.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Gain insight into the aftermath of the First World War with renowned experts, authors, historians and broadcasters during a private conference in Oxford.
  • Enjoy the experience of studying at a major Oxford college.
  • Join speakers for discussions of the Treaty of Versailles and the major developments that followed.

General Notes

This conference program has a maximum of 120 like-minded participants, is classroom-based and features acclaimed experts. For field trips, the group will be divided into smaller groups. Also, consider expanding your journey! Each departure of this program features a unique extension. Search for programme key 23260 on the Road Scholar website for 2019’s extension, An In-Depth Look into the Treaty of Versailles.
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Spencer Jones
Dr. Spencer Jones is a senior lecturer in armed forces and war studies at the University of Wolverhampton, and currently serves as regimental historian of the Royal Regiment of Artillery. His interest in history focuses on the British Army, the Boer War and the Frist World War. He is the author of several books, including “From Boer War to World War: Tactical Reform of the British Army 1902-1914” and “Stemming the tide: Officers and Leadership in the British Expeditionary Force 1914.”

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Spencer Jones
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