28 November 2020, 10:00–11:45 (online event)
Explore underwater heritage and naval history with experts from the University of Plymouth – filmed on location at several of Plymouth’s most renowned maritime landmarks.
The Land ahoy! talks are an exciting opportunity for all to learn more about the people that work to protect our seas. The disaster that obscured near catastrophe: a fresh examination of the German S-Boat attack on Exercise Tiger (April 1944)
Join Dr Harry Bennett
, Associate Professor in History, as he provides new evidence on the 1944 Exercise Tiger and German attack on convoy T4 which resulted in the deaths of over 600 American service personnel. A captivating insight to what the newest research has revealed. Women and the navy in the Age of Sail: a historical perspective
This fascinating talk explores the history of naval women in the 17th and 18th centuries. Dr Elaine Murphy
, Associate Professor of Maritime History, discusses the women's experiences and interactions with the Royal Navy, from women who went to sea on men-of-war to the women who worked in the naval dockyards. ‘Never before has sea-power played a greater part’: The First World War in maritime perspective
When we think of the First World War, we often think of the trenches of the Western Front and the battlefields of the Somme and Passchendaele. This talk will offer a different perspective, placing it in a global context and highlighting the critical role played by the Royal Navy and allied navies. Louis Halewood
, Philip Nicholas Lecturer in Maritime History, explores a new interpretation of the ways in which sea power mattered in the early 20th century.