October 2017

WW1 Event : Talk: Back over Old Ground by Michael Jackson
Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum

3rd October 2017 starting at 7.00pm

 Irish Linen Centre (LISBURN)

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World War One researcher Michael Jackson discusses the cases of soldiers executed during the Great War. British soldiers were executed under the 1881 Army Act and 1911 Indian Army Act, for what were considered ‘battlefield offences’. Examples of these are cowardice or desertion which we now know may be influenced by the stress of battle. Michael looks at twenty-first century attitudes to a seldom discussed episode in history. He reviews the revisionism behind the 2006 Armed Forces Act which pardoned British soldiers executed for such battlefield offences. Using case studies, he poses the question, Was it modern thinking which powered the debate or the unfairness of the High Command in the Great War? Michael aims to create a lively discussion.

Lisburn Museum The 2017 programme continues to reflect significant events for Irish soldiers serving in the Great War as well as marking the quincentenary of the Reformation. Of particular note, is the open session on Saturday 28 October, an extra opportunity to quiz staff from the In Flanders Fields Museum on battle history in Belgium.  The full programme can be viewed at https://www.lisburnmuseum.com/2017/09/free-autumn-talks-programme-2017/  All events are free but tickets are required.  These may be booked in advance through Lisburn Museum Reception, ilc.reception@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk  Tel. 028 92663377


Council for British Archaeology and Living Legacies First World War Workshop
Friday 6th October 2017 from 10.00 - 17:30
Imperial War Museum Duxford Cambridgeshire
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Join the Council for British Archaeology’s Home Front Legacy team working with Living Legacies for a community workshop at Imperial War Museum Duxford and learn how to research, record and get funding for your own First World War project.

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WW1 Event : Film: A Man for All Seasons (1966) Cert 12A
Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum

9th October 2017 starting at 7.00pm

 Irish Linen Centre (LISBURN)

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With a screenplay by Robert Bolt based on his 1960 play, this biographical film stars Paul Scofield who won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Sir Thomas More, Lord Chancellor of England under Henry VIII. Exploring Sir Thomas More’s experiences, the film examines issues surrounding religious and social change and matters of individual conscience at the time of the Reformation. The film reflects a rapidly changing time when Henry VIII was awarded both accolades of Defender of the Faith by Rome (1521) and Supreme Head of the Church of England (1534). A Man for All Seasons launches Lisburn Museum’s talks commemorating the 2017 quincentenary of the Reformation.

Lisburn Museum The 2017 programme continues to reflect significant events for Irish soldiers serving in the Great War as well as marking the quincentenary of the Reformation. Of particular note, is the open session on Saturday 28 October, an extra opportunity to quiz staff from the In Flanders Fields Museum on battle history in Belgium.  The full programme can be viewed at https://www.lisburnmuseum.com/2017/09/free-autumn-talks-programme-2017/  All events are free but tickets are required.  These may be booked in advance through Lisburn Museum Reception, ilc.reception@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk  Tel. 028 92663377


WW1 Event : Talk: The Battle of Messines, Why it Still Matters Today by Philip Orr
Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum

10th October 2017 starting at 7.00pm

 Irish Linen Centre (LISBURN)

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Local historian, playwright and author Philip Orr explores the mixed military fortunes which Irish troops experienced whilst fighting together on the Western Front. Philip also examines how both in the wider world at war and here at home, massive political and economic changes were underway that would shape the twentieth century.

Lisburn Museum The 2017 programme continues to reflect significant events for Irish soldiers serving in the Great War as well as marking the quincentenary of the Reformation. Of particular note, is the open session on Saturday 28 October, an extra opportunity to quiz staff from the In Flanders Fields Museum on battle history in Belgium.  The full programme can be viewed at https://www.lisburnmuseum.com/2017/09/free-autumn-talks-programme-2017/  All events are free but tickets are required.  These may be booked in advance through Lisburn Museum Reception, ilc.reception@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk  Tel. 028 92663377


WW1 Event :Talk: The Reformation in Ireland by Dr Henry Jefferies
Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum

11th October 2017 starting at 7.00pm

 Irish Linen Centre (LISBURN)

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As a Reformation scholar and author, Henry uses his talk to explore the responses in Ireland to the Reformation in the sixteenth century. He explores how the Reformation in Ireland was promoted by English royal policies, setting the Reformation in a wider British context, to offer an explanation as to why the Reformation failed in Ireland though it succeeded dramatically in England and Scotland.

Lisburn Museum The 2017 programme continues to reflect significant events for Irish soldiers serving in the Great War as well as marking the quincentenary of the Reformation. Of particular note, is the open session on Saturday 28 October, an extra opportunity to quiz staff from the In Flanders Fields Museum on battle history in Belgium.  The full programme can be viewed at https://www.lisburnmuseum.com/2017/09/free-autumn-talks-programme-2017/  All events are free but tickets are required.  These may be booked in advance through Lisburn Museum Reception, ilc.reception@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk  Tel. 028 92663377


Joe Boyle’s Adventures in the Russian Revolution
Wednesday 11th October 2017 from 1.00pm - 2:00pm
Lecture Theatre at the Ulster Museum
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This is the centenary of the Russian Revolution, when the Tsar was overthrown by Kerensky in February 1917 and Kerensky was overthrown in turn by Lenin in October. The world was turned upside down, and a key player in these events - a man who, unlikely as that might seem, helped both Kerensky and Lenin - was Lieutenant-Colonel Joe Boyle. Joe Boyle’s parents emigrated from Armagh to Canada, but Joe himself returned to Ulster once his war was over. He arrived in Russia with the Canadian Army as a railway specialist, and, as Kerensky prepared for his ill-fated June offensive, Boyle struggled to make Russia’s trains run on time. Then, once the Bolsheviks had seized power, Boyle joined a small group of Allied officers whose mission was to ensure that military action continued on the eastern front, even after Lenin had signed a separate peace treaty with Germany. In an increasingly chaotic international situation, Boyle found himself, in early spring 1918, trying to keep both Russia and Romania in the war by resolving the bitter dispute between those two countries over the future of what today is Moldova. To this end, he personally took command of Romania’s state gold reserve, and ended up flying a biplane backwards and forwards between Russia and Romania as he negotiated the text of the Treaty of Odessa. All this drama proved futile, however. Despite Boyle’s efforts both Romania and Russia agreed peace.

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