Military history lectures start next week at Guelph Civic Museum

Following on the popularity of the first series held last winter, Guelph Muse­ums has announced another series this fall and winter in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS) in Waterloo.

The four-part series will feature speakers who are at the forefront of academic research and writing in each of their respective fields.

It kicks off on Oct. 16 with They Take No Orders Off Their Officers, by Dr. John Laband from Wilfrid Laurier Univer­sity, who will discuss the Cana­dians in the Boer War of 1899 – 1902.

The second lecture takes place on Nov.. 20 and is en­titled November 1944:  Look­ing Back, featuring the always-popular Professor Terry Copp, director of the LCMSDS.

The third lecture takes place on Jan. 15, and is Dieppe:  A Rehearsal for D-Day, by Pro­fessor Mike Bechthold from LCMSDS.

The final one is on Feb 12, called Trench Culture in the Canadian Army in WWI by Dr. Tim Cook, of the Canadian War Museum. All lectures begin at 7:30pm and will take place at Guelph Civic Museum. The lectures are sponsored by the LCMSDS and are free. A selection of publications from LCMSDS Press will be available for sale at each lecture. Doors open at 6:30pm seating is first come, first served.

Guelph Civic Museum is located at 6 Dublin Street South.   For further information contact Katherine McCracken, Director, Guelph Museums, at 519-836-1221 extension 2775.