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Suffolk at War- Online Lectures

6 September 2021

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Suffolk Archives has a series of lectures starting this Thursday on "Suffolk at War" with Dr John Greenacre.

The talks can be attended in person at their new archive centre in Ipswich, The Hold, or watched online from the comfort of your own home. You can see a preview from the pilot event here: https://youtu.be/U6VFZb3WJEc


Dr Greenacre will be examining Suffolk’s impact on and experience of conflict during the 20th century. The lecture series will also consider the individual’s experience of conflict, whether servicemen from Suffolk fighting overseas or civilians on the home front. Furthermore, they will attempt to compare and connect the national and international experience of warfare with the local experience by examining the evolving relationship between the military, state and society during the twentieth century in the county of Suffolk.


The first of the 8 lectures, Suffolk Under Attack, is this Thursday, 9th September, at 7.30pm. You can find full details of all of the lectures and book tickets here: https://www.suffolkarchives.co.uk/public-events-programme/online-lecture-series/


Lecture 3 might be of particular interest to our supporters. 

Lecture Three

Location: The Hold, Ipswich, IP4 1LN

Date: Thu 7 October 2021
Time: 7.30pm-8.30pm
In person prices: Single event- £12 / £10 concession. Series Bundle- £84 / 70 concession
Online prices: Single event £8 / £6 concession. Series Bundle- £56 / £42 concession.

Suffolk At War, Lecture Three- Air Forces and Their Bases in Suffolk

The pattern of rapid development of airpower during the twentieth century can be observed clearly in Suffolk. From the first air stations established in the county during the First World War, through the vast array of air bases in use during the Second World War to the technological paraphernalia of air defense and attack maintained during the Cold War, Suffolk was at the forefront of air warfare from 1914 to 1993. This lecture will examine the development of air power in Suffolk and how changes in strategy, doctrine and technology influenced the size, spread and function of air bases in the county and the consequent impact on the landscape and the local communities.

Please note that this event will be live streamed and recorded. Live stream ticket holders will have the opportunity to ask questions in advance.