History Alumni Events Publication
- AGM & Dinner - Fri 25 May
- Battlefields of St Albans - Sat 16 June
- Wesley's Chapel, Wesley's House and the Museum of Methodism - Sat 8 Sep
- Inaugural Lecture - 'Luxury and austerity in ancient Greece' - Tue 27 Nov 2012
- 'Language and Enlightenment' Discussion - Mon 10 December 2012
- Visit to William Morris Gallery - Sat 15 June 2013
- Visit to Marlborough House, London - Fri 22 Mar 2013
- Lecture Party with Dr Antonio Sennis - Fri 15 March 2013
- Alumnus Association AGM & Alumni Dinner - Fri 17 May - UPDATED INFORMATION
- Bonnie and Clyde Screening and Discussion, Cinema Museum, London (Wed 17 July)
- Victoria and Albert Museum - Private Tour, Mon 7 Oct 2013
- Lecture: The Intellectual Consequences of the First World War - Wed 27 November 2013
- Inaugural Lecture - Professor Margot Finn (Tuesday 11 February 2014 - 6.30pm)
- Inaugural Lecture - Professor Karen Radner - Tuesday 4 March 2014 - 6.30pm
- Book Launch - 'Magic in the Cloister' - 30 April 2014
- Alumni Evening - Friday 6 June 2014, 6.30pm for 7.00pm
- St. Pancras and King's Cross Heritage and Redevelopment Walk - Sat 18 October
Alumni Evening - Friday 6 June 2014, 6.30pm for 7.00pm
Publication date: Mar 22, 2014 5:15:00 PM
Mar 22, 2014 6:30:00 PM
End: Jun 6, 2014 9:00:00 PM
Location: Terrace Restaurant, Wilkins Building, UCL
Burk will speak on "What caused the First World War — and was it worth it?". This event is in the Terrace Restaurant, Wilkins Building.
Professor Burk taught at UCL for many years before retiring in 2011 and she was consistently one of the most popular teachers in the department. A small army of PhD students, many now in academic positions around the world, have been trained by her. A graduate of Berkeley and Oxford, Professor Burk is one of the most esteemed historians of diplomatic relations in the world. She is the author of books on the First World War and of a prize-winning and best-selling book on Anglo-American relations ("Old World, New World"), as well as books on banking and on financial crises. She was a student and more recently a biographer of A.J.P. Taylor.
Professor Burk also has a scholarly and personal interest in wine about which she has written numerous articles and a deliciously witty book. She blogs at wineprofessors.com. This event will combine wine with intellectual stimulation in equal measure. Professor Burk will talk about recent controversies over the causes of the First World War — from Michael Gove's complaints that teachers don't celebrate a British triumph to Niall Ferguson's controversial claims that the British decision to go to war in 1914 was wrong-headed and unnecessary. Professor Burk recently appeared on the BBC programme 'Pity of War' discussing Professor Ferguson's vision of the Great War. In this lecture, she will cut through the polemics and the propaganda and explain how the war came about and why Britain felt it had to be fought.
Wine and nibbles will be provided and we will be joined by current and past members of staff. Professor Stephen Conway will speak briefly about our alumni network and developments in the department. Final year history undergraduates will also be invited, and this will provide the opportunity to find out about the latest happenings at UCL and how our students are finding their studies. Friends and partners are very welcome. Please join us (no RSVP required).
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