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The British Way of War – A talk by Professor Andrew Lambert

13/04/2022 @ 14:00 - 15:00

Join Professor Andrew Lambert on Wednesday 13th April for a fascinating insight into the uniqueness of  British war strategy. British security needs have been maritime and oceanic, rather than military and continental, unlike those of  other major powers, and when British Governments forget that reality the results have been devastating, in lives and resources. At the centre of the lecture is Sir Julian Corbett, (1854-1922), the brilliant strategist who developed the concept of a distinctive ‘British Way’ working with the Royal Navy, Government and the academic community.

Andrew’s talk is based around his book of the same title – you can listen to a podcast about it here.

Andrew Lambert is Laughton Professor of Naval History in the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London, and Director of the Laughton Naval History Unit. His work focuses on the naval and strategic history of the British Empire between the Napoleonic Wars and the First World War and the evolution of seapower. He has published widely and is winner of Anderson Medal of the Society for Nautical Research and the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History.

Andrew’s talk will take place in the Reading Room on Wednesday 13th April at 2.00pm.  Numbers will be limited, windows open, and face coverings encouraged.

We will allocate tickets by a ballot system. Please register your interest and the number of tickets required by Monday 4th April by email or telephone. We will then draw out names and let you know if you have been successful.

£5 Suggested donation. Refreshments will be served after the talk.


14:00 - 15:00
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