About this day
For year 11, 12 and 13 students
This fascinating and eye-opening day will include a diverse range of informative talks designed to challenge, entertain and enthuse students studying democracy and dictatorship in Germany. Focusing on the period 1914 – 1945, the programme is specifically designed to appeal to A-level students preparing for the Edexcel, OCR an AQA specifications, as well as enthusiastic year 11 students studying this period of history. Delivered by world-class historians and leading experts, the presentations will cover topics ranging from the First World War and the Weimar Republic through to Nazi Germany and World War Two.
Programme & speakers
Catastrophe: how Europe went to war in 1914 Max Hastings, Author, journalist and broadcaster
Sir Max Hastings explains why, though the First World War was an unparalleled tragedy for mankind, it would have been extraordinarily difficult for Britain to stay out of it, and it was essential to deny Germany its triumph on the continent which would almost certainly have been the consequence of British neutrality.
About Max Hastings
Sir Max Hastings is an author, journalist and broadcaster whose work has appeared in every British national newspaper. He has published widely and received multiple awards.
Coercion and Consent in Nazi Germany Richard J Evans, Cambridge University
How far did Adolf Hitler and the Nazi State use terror and violence to impose their policies and ideology on the German people? How popular really was the Third Reich? Was it a totalitarian state or a ‘dictatorship by consent’? This lecture attempts to answer these questions mainly in relation to the period 1933-1939.
About Richard J Evans
Sir Richard J Evans is Regius Professor Emeritus of History at Cambridge University. His research interests are modern German and European history, particularly social and cultural history. He has published widely, including a large-scale history of the Third Reich, winning numerous prizes.