Reflections on the Great War
13 March 2018
The 10th GE Moore lecture marked the 100th anniversary year of the end of the Great War.
Dr Nick Black, Head of Middle School at Dulwich College, presented the new website which records the lives and service of the 531 Old Alleynians who died during the conflict and opens up the wealth of material in the College archives to a wider audience.
Turner Prize-winning artist, Jeremy Deller OA, discussed his modern memorial ‘We’re here because we’re here’ which marked the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme and captured the imagination of many throughout the country.
The evening staged an excerpt from the play Wiper’s Times by pupils then looked at the significance of the trench newspaper with a discussion between Private Eye’s Nick Newman and film producer David Parfitt on the story of the newspaper itself, as well as how it was rediscovered and turned into a film and play.