6.00PM - 7.00PM
Venue: Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling.
The commemorations of the Gallipoli campaign in Stirling in June 2015 are a powerful reminder of how the global world war manifested itself locally in Scotland. With support from the Scottish government, the historian Professor Holger Nehring and the award-winning poet Dr Chris Powici from the University of Stirling have conceptualised a new secondary school writing competition. To take part in the competition pupils from Scottish secondary schools have to submit a poem or short story that recreates a scene from the Gallipoli campaign. Submissions will be assessed by a jury chaired by the famous poet and Professor Kathleen Jamie from the University of Stirling. Winners will be announced at a ceremony that coincides with the one-hundredth anniversary of the end of the campaign in January 2015.
There will be a lecture by Professor Sir Hew Strachan (University of St Andrews): 1915 – The Search for Solutions following the launch of Creating Gallipoli.
This event is free of charge and open to staff, students and the public. Places may be limited for this special event, so we ask that you RSVP to reserve a place via the on-line shop