Following our successful conference last year, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust will be hosting its second annual conference on the 12th Sep 2018.
We are pleased to announce that the conference will be opened with an evening lecture on the 11th Sep by Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor of War Studies, King’s College London.
The conference is FREE and a joint venture with the University of Kent and has been made possible through Heritage Lottery Fund.
The day will consist of a variety of interesting talks on topics linked to Chatham Dockyard, its Defences, the Royal Navy and the Medway Towns. Presentations will made from a mixture of established and emerging researchers.
Where: The Church
Please see below for the programme of the talk. Please note this is subject to change.
Tickets for this event are FREE but require registration
|09:40||10:20||Dr Catherina Clement, Medway Archives||The English Civil War: Revolt in the Dockyard|
|10:20||11:00||Dave Burton, Local Historian||The industrial past of the Medway Estuary|
|11:00||11:10||Q and A||–|
|11:30||12:10||Dr Phillip MacDougall, author and historian||Dr William Burnett, focussing on his time in the Medway during the typhus epidemic during the winter of 1813-14.|
|12:10||12:20||Maxine Hart, Student of MA First World War Studies at the University of Kent||Women Workers at Chatham Dockyard during the First World War|
|12:20||13:00||Edward Sargent FSA, historic buildings architect, dock and dockyard historian, chairman of the Docklands History Group||The Early Mechanisation of the Ropery at Chatham Dockyard from 1798 to 1837|
|13:00||13:10||Q and A||–|
|14:10||14:50||Dr Margarette Lincoln Research Fellow, Goldsmiths University of London and Curator Emeritus, National Maritime Museum||Mary Lacy|
|14:50||15:00||Keith Gulvin, Trustee For Amherst Heritage Trust||What did Fort Amherst do in the War|
|15:00||15:40||Dr John Day, ex-MoD worker at dockyards and research establishments around the UK||“Let’s Try it at Chatham First!” Changing How Dockyards Were Managed|
|15:40||15:50||Peter Cook, Medway Messenger||Memories pages for the Medway Messenger|
|15:50||16:00||Q and A||–|