Episode 18

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The Big Questions, Series 7 Episode 18 of 21

Duration: 1 hour

Nicky Campbell presents a special edition of The Big Questions from Goldsmiths College in London asking, did World War 1 change Britain for the better?

Participants in the debate include author of Great Britain's Great War Jeremy Paxman, professor of History of War at Oxford Sir Hew Strachan, Prof David Stevenson from the LSE and author of 1914-1918: The History of the First World War, Chris Nineham from the campaign No Glory in War, cultural historian professor Maggie Andrews from the University of Worcester, writer Bonnie Greer, professor Saul David, author of 100 Days to Victory: How the Great War was Fought and Won, Dr Mike Snape from the Centre for War Studies at Birmingham University, journalist and historian Dr Tim Stanley and Frank Ledwidge, barrister, former military officer and writer of Investment in Blood.

  • The Big Questions in this episode

    Nicky Campbell presents a special edition of The Big Questions  recorded at  Goldsmiths, University of London. Nicky asks just one Big Question:


    Did the First World War change Britain for the better?

  • Take part in the debates

    You too can take part in the debates:
    • May 25th -   Walsall, for a live show in the morning and a special in the afternoon
    • June 15th -  Brighton


Nicky Campbell
Jeremy Paxman
Hew Strachan
David Stevenson
Chris Nineham
Maggie Andrews
Bonnie Greer
Saul David
Mike Snape
Tim Stanley
Frank Ledwidge
Jill Robinson
Rob Hopkin


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