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Annual Dockyard Conference 2018

12 Sep 2018 - 12 Sep 2018

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

When: 09:00-16:30

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


09:0009:30Arrival tea/coffee
09:4010:20Dr Catherina Clement, Medway ArchivesThe English Civil War: Revolt in the Dockyard 
10:2011:00Dave Burton, Local HistorianThe industrial past of the Medway Estuary
11:0011:10Q and A
11:1011:30Tea/Coffee Break
11:3012:10Dr Phillip MacDougall, author and historianDr William Burnett, focussing on his time in the Medway during the typhus epidemic during the winter of 1813-14.
12:1012:20Maxine Hart, Student of MA First World War Studies at the University of KentWomen Workers at Chatham Dockyard during the First World War
12:2013:00Edward Sargent FSA, historic buildings architect,  dock and dockyard historian, chairman of the Docklands History GroupThe Early Mechanisation of the Ropery at Chatham Dockyard from 1798 to 1837
13:0013:10Q and A
14:0014:10Welcome Back
14:1014:50Dr Margarette Lincoln Research Fellow, Goldsmiths University of London and Curator Emeritus, National Maritime MuseumMary Lacy
14:5015:00Keith Gulvin, Trustee For Amherst Heritage TrustWhat did Fort Amherst do in the War
15:0015:40Dr 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                                                          
15:4015:50Peter Cook, Medway MessengerMemories pages for the Medway Messenger
15:5016:00Q and A
16:1016:15Closing Remarks


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