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09th November 2015

Exonians enjoy War and Peace symposium

Alumni, Fellows and students gathered at Exeter College on 7 November for a symposium on the theme of War and Peace. The symposium was the first in a series to celebrate the start of Exeter’s eighth century.

Guest speakers included Lieutenant Colonel Charles Messenger (1962, Modern History) and General Sir Richard Shirreff KCB CBE (1974, Modern History).

As well as lectures and discussion sessions, guests were able to attend a concert in Exeter College Chapel in the evening.

The full programme of events is shown below. To listen to the audio podcast of a lecture click on the lecture title.

Mired in Controversy: 100 Years of Public Perceptions of The Great War (podcast includes opening remarks from Rector Trainor)

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Messenger (1962, Modern History)


Europe’s Periphery in Flames – How Should The West Respond?

General Sir Richard Shirreff KCB CBE (1974, Modern History)


Economic Development and Middle East Conflict Resolution

Sir Ronald Cohen (1964, PPE)


Sovereignty vs Service: Nurturing Global Citizenship

Governor Dick Celeste (1960, History)


Narratives of War: Testimony and Silence

Professor Jane Hiddleston, Fellow in French


An Evolving Perspective on Military Service (podcast not available)

Stephen Beaton, Holaday Scholar from the US Air Force Academy


Being Proved In The Fire: Ideas of Memorial And Identity After The First World War

Reverend Andrew Allen, Chaplain of Exeter College


Concert in the Chapel – Rutter Requiem (podcast not available)

Rector Sir Rick Trainor welcomes guests to the War and Peace symposium

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