Saturday 26th April 10am-5.15pm - University War Studies study day - ‘Controversies and Reassessments’. Discussant on ‘Sir William Robertson as Sir John French’s Chief of Staff, 1915: a Reassessment’ by John Spencer.

Saturday 24th May 2014 2.30pm – Panel Discussion: The Great War: A Tragic and Unnecessary Conflict? – Newbury Spring Festival. NB I am replacing Sir Max Hastings on the panel.

Friday 30th May 2014 – Tuesday 3rd June 2014 – Command of the BEF battlefield tour with Battle Honours.

Friday 27th June afternoon – Chalke Valley History Festival - watch this space for details.

Saturday 5th July 10am-5pm – Western Front Association President’s Conference: Douglas Haig as Corps Commander in 1914 - Tally Ho conference centre, Birmingham.

Monday 7th July 6.15pm – “Why War?”: Origins of the First World War - Royal Green Jackets Museum, Winchester.

Friday 18th July evening – Talk on First World War (title TBC) at Marlow on Thames Society.

Saturday 26th July 6.30pm – Deadlock and Breakthrough: The Birth of Modern Warfare in the First World War – York Castle Museum.

Monday 28th July 9.30 – Origins of the First World War – First World War in retrospect Conference, Weetwood Hall Conference Centre, University of Leeds.

Tuesday 16th September – Talk at National Library of Scotland on Douglas Haig – details TBA.

Saturday 27th September – Talk at Imperial War Museum, Duxford – details TBA.

Friday 10th October – Talk at Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum – details TBA.

Thursday 27th November – Origins of the First World War - Haddenham, Buckinghamshire.

I am available to lead private battlefield tours and to speak at events. Please contact me for more information.

Recent battlefield tour pictures – A Sherman at the Alamein museum in Egypt and the Egyptian memorial commemorating crossing of the Suez canal, Oct 1973