The Waterloo Replayed Study Day

The Waterloo Replayed Study Day

History and Archaeology
Date: Thursday 13 June 2019
Time: 09:30 - 16:45
Venue: Room 236, Thomson Building, University of Glasgow
Category: Conferences, Public lectures, Student events
Speaker: Speakers include: Tony Pollard, Mike Rapport, Stu Eve, Mark Evans, Helen Rapport, Edwin Rutherford, Iain Gale and Chris Henry
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On 15-16 June, the University of Glasgow will host the world’s biggest ever historic table-top wargame, using 28mm miniature soldiers. The Great Game will replay the Battle of Waterloo - with a different result to 1815 possible - as a fund raiser for Waterloo Uncovered, the charity which engages military veterans in the archaeological investigation of the famous battlefield.

In the lead up to the Great Game, a group of leading historians and archaeologists will present talks on the history and archaeology of Waterloo, providing an exciting and up to date insight into the battle.

Thirty minute talks will include introductions to the battle and its historical background, and cover topics such as wounds and surgery on the battlefield, weapons of Waterloo (with a handling session), the results of the archaeology, Re-imagining the battlefield in 3D, monuments and memorials, the Royal Scots Greys at Waterloo, and the work of Waterloo Uncovered.

Talks will start at 10:30am.

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