21453
England
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 events of the Great War through conferences, lectures and expert-led speaker discussions.
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Program No. 21453RJ
Length
8 days
Starts at
2,899
Flights start at
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8 days
7 nights
16 meals
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DAY
1
In Transit to Program
In Flight
DAY
2
Arrival Day, Welcome reception
Oxford
D
St Hugh's College

Lunch: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The college is within walking distance of central Oxford and Summertown, North Oxford with its cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.

Afternoon: Arrivals continue, with free time for those who have already arrived. At 5:30pm we will have an Orientation meeting. The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. This program is staffed with both a Group Leader, who will accompany us throughout the program and deal primarily with logistics, and a Study Leader who will facilitate your educational content, conduct field trips and serve as an information resource on program-related topics. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date Daily Schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, roles and responsibilities and answer any questions you may have. We have set aside some free time in the schedule for your personal independent exploration. Please note that program activities, schedules and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. Due to the high profile nature of many of our speakers, most will be confirmed by the time of the first set of Preparatory Materials, however there may be changes due to reasons beyond our control. In the event of any changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding. Following the meeting we invite you to join us for a Welcome Reception with wine.

Dinner: Served dinner with wine, tea, coffee and water.

Evening: Free time.

DAY
3
1918 The War So Far
Oxford
B,L,D
St Hugh's College

Breakfast: In the dining room. A breakfast buffet with a range of hot and cold items, as well as coffee, tea, water and fruit juices.

Morning: This morning we begin our lecture series with Dr Spencer Jones, Senior Lecturer in Armed Forces and War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton on the War so Far. Refreshment break followed by a look at the Grand Strategy.

Lunch: Served in the dining room. A two course lunch with tea, coffee and tap water.

Afternoon: After lunch we join Dr Mattias Strohn of the University of Buckingham on the German Spring Offensive before enjoying some free time. Your Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions should you wish to further explore Oxford.

Dinner: Served in the dining room. A three course dinner with tea, coffee and tap water. Other beverages are available for purchase.

Evening: Free time, or join Dr Spencer Jones for informal discussion.

DAY
4
Commanders and Generals
Oxford
B,L,D
St Hugh's College

Breakfast: In the dining room.

Morning: Our first of two lectures this morning will see Professor Bill Philpott discusses French Commander and Generals. Refreshment break. Professor Gary Sheffield considers British Commanders and Generals..

Lunch: In the dining room.

Afternoon: The lectures continue with Professor Andrew Lambert on the War At Sea. Free time.

Dinner: Served in the dining room.

Evening: Join Dr Yvonne McEwan on Nursing and the War.

DAY
5
Battles of Marne and Amiens
Oxford
B,L,D
St Hugh's College

Breakfast: In the dining room.

Morning: Dr Jonathan Krause discusses the Second Battle of the Marne. Following our now traditional break for coffee and some fresh air we’ll gather with Dr Stuart Mitchell to consider the Battle of Amiens.

Lunch: In the dining room.

Afternoon: This afternoon we join Professor Stephen Badsey who will lecture on Propaganda and Media in the Age of Total War. Free time.

Dinner: Served in the dining room.

Evening: Gin tasting with John Harris

DAY
6
100 Days Offensive & the Ottoman Empire
Oxford
B,L
St Hugh's College

Breakfast: In the dining room.

Morning: Dr Jonathan Boff begins the day with a consideration of 100 Days Offensive and the End of War. After a refreshment break, Professor Eugene Rogan lectures on the Fall of the Ottoman Empire.

Lunch: On your own to enjoy what you like.

Afternoon: Dr James Kitchen lectures on War in The Air.

Dinner: On your own to enjoy what you like.

Evening: Free time.

DAY
7
Doughboys
Oxford
B,L,D
St Hugh's College

Breakfast: In the dining room.

Morning: We join Lt. Col. Andrew Duff on the Doughboys. Refreshment break followed by Dr Dan Todman on the Home Front.

Lunch: In the dining room.

Afternoon: Lecture: Aftermath by Dr Mark Connelly. Free time.

Dinner: A gala dinner with wine served in the dining room.

Evening: Free time.

DAY
8
Program Concludes
Oxford
B

Breakfast: In the dining room. Some participants may depart prior to breakfast.

Morning: Transfer to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) for onward flights. This concludes our program. If you are returning home, safe travels. If you are staying on independently, have a wonderful time. Participants continuing on to the programme extension, will find detailed instructions in the Preparatory Materials for that programme. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!






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