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The Ideas of War, 1914 by Professor Sir Hew Strachan


This lecture will address how World War I became driven by ideologies very quickly after its outbreak despite the commonalities of culture and even religion in Europe before it.

Continuing & Professional Education is pleased to welcome Professor Sir Hew Strachan (All Souls College, University of Oxford) to deliver this lecture which is part of an exciting series from the Exploring the Past FREE Lecture series offered in collaboration with the Historical Association.

Professor Sir Hew Strachan is Chichele professor of the history of war at Oxford University, director of its Changing Character of War programme, and author of The Politics of the British Army.

Advance booking for the Public Lecture is not essential and last minute attendees are most welcome. However if you definitely intend to come to one or more of the lectures, it would be most useful if you could register via our “Book now” facility or by clicking the link below:

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Learn more about our other Exploring the Past talks here: