Community Events

Community Events 

A public programme will accompany the conference, beginning on Monday, 18th June 2018 and running for the entire week.   Drama, cinema, music and public lectures will all be in the mix.

To register for one or more of the community events, please click on any of the book now buttons below.

Date   Event   Location  Book a place
Monday 18th June           

Public Talk: Tayside and the Tay Valley in the First World War

Dr Billy Kenefick & Dr Derek Patrick

  Buchanan Theatre
Tuesday 19th June           
11:00   Public Talk - Michael Morpurgo   Younger Hall
13:00 - 14:30  

Never Such Innocence Award Winners and Exhibition 

  Younger Hall

 No tickets available

19:30 - 21:00  

Public Talk : What does remembrance mean today? 

Professor Hew Strachan, Jenny Waldman, Sebastian Faulks

Chloe Dewe Mathews and Oliver Emanuel 

Remembrance Debate Information 

  Buchanan Theatre 
Wednesday 20th June          
11:00 - 12:00  

Plenary Lecture : The United Kingdom in 1914

Professor Catriona Pennell

   Buchanan Theatre 
Thursday 21st June           

IWM Films of The Home Front

Introduced by Matthew Lee, Imperial War Museum 

An evening at the cinema 1918: a screening of contemporary First World War factual films from the archives of the Imperial War Museum with piano accompaniment from Stephen Horne.

  Byre Theatre 

 Byre Box Office Event

 Click here to book

Friday 22nd June           
18:00 - 19:30  

Closing Plenary Lecture : The United Kingdom in 1919 

Professor Martin Daunton 

   Buchanan Theatre 
Saturday 23rd June          

10:00 - 11:15


Public Talk : Women at War: Gender, Place and Experience in First World War Britain

Professor Susan Grayzel

   Buchanan Theatre 

11.30 - 13.00


Records of World War One – Show and Tell event

Come along and see some of the surviving documents, books and records dating from World War I. Turn the pages and get close up to letters home from the front, diaries which tell the story of life in Fife during the war, photographs of soldiers and women, and explore the important role played by the University in support of the war effort.


Special Collections Napier Reading Room,

Richardson Research Library,

Martyrs Kirk, North Street

Drop in event
From 11.30   Commonwealth War Graves Commission Event   St Andrews  To be confirmed 

Beat The Retreat 

Scots Dragoon Guards and Tayforth UOTC Pipes and Drums

  St Salvators Quad  Drop in event
Monday 18th-Friday 22nd June          

Daily 09.00 - 17.00


Fields of Battle Art Exhibition, Mike Sheil


Upper College Hall 

Upper College Hall is not an accessible venue

 Drop in event

Monday 18th-Saturday 23rd June          
Daily 09.00 - 17.00  

Display of items from the Russell Cawthorn (WWI) Collection  

Click here for further information about this collection. 


Main Library

University of St Andrews

 Drop in event

Book Week - Topping Books

  Topping & Company Booksellers, St Andrews  Click here for details.  
** Programme is subject to change **