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12 Aug 2018, Imperial College Union
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14:15 Sun 12 Aug 2018 Concert Hall
Historians Saul David and Laura Rowe talk about the causes and effects of the First World War and the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, ahead of a performance of the Lament written by Frank Bridge as a memorial.
Historians Saul David and Laura Rowe talk about the causes and effects of the First World War and the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, ahead of a performance of the Lament written by Frank Bridge as a memorial.

About This Event

Marking the centenary of the end of the First World War, historians Saul David and Laura Rowe discuss the sinking of the RMS Lusitania and the effect that this terrible tragedy had on American public opinion about the conflict. Tonight's concert features a performance of the Lament written by Frank Bridge as a memorial; the piece has the subtitle (for Catherine, aged 9 "Lusitania" 1915) and was premiered at the 1915 Proms.

Laura Rowe researches and teaches on the Royal Navy and the First World War at the University of Exeter. Saul David has appeared in many TV and radio history programmes and is the author of books including Victoria’s Wars and All the King’s Men.

Edited version broadcast on BBC Radio 3 during this afternoon's interval.

Booking is not required for this event. Entry is on a first-come-first-served basis. Doors open from 30 minutes before the event begins - latecomers will not be admitted. Capacity is limited: please collect a raffle ticket from the steward at the main entrance on Beit Quad to secure your place.

Image: Saul David © Stephane Cojot-Goldberg