Air Power Day School at the University of Birmingham

As previously mentioned the Centres for First and Second World War Studies at the University of Birmingham will be holding a day school focussing on Air Power in honour of Air Vice-Marshal Professor Tony Mason. I now have details of the day’s programme below.

Air Power Studies

 

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Air Power: The Challenges of High Command in Peace and War

 

A Day School arranged as a Tribute to Air Vice-Marshal Professor Tony Mason CB CBE MA DSc FRAeS DL

 

Main Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

 

For many years, Tony Mason has been a leading authority on the complete spectrum of air power issues from the corridors of power to academe. He has published widely and remains a much sought after speaker around the world. This day school marks his contribution to the subject area and to the University of Birmingham.

 

PROGRAMME

10.30        Welcome and Introduction by Air Cdre (Ret’d) Peter Gray (Director of Air Power Studies)

10.45       Dr David Jordan (JSCSC: King’s College London) ‘Trenchard in Peace and War’

11.45         Coffee

12.00       Dr Christina Goulter (JSCSC: King’s College London) ‘’High Command in the Second World War: Harris and Tedder’

13.00       LIGHT BUFFET LUNCH

14.00       Mr Seb Cox (Air Historical Branch MoD) ‘Constructive Dissent: the Portal- Harris Controversy over Oil’

15.00       Tea

15.15       Air Cdre (Ret’d) Peter Gray (University of Birmingham) ‘Air Power and the Holy Grail of Operational Art’

16.15       Professor Gary Sheffield (University of Birmingham) Summary and Concluding Comments

17.00       Close

Please contact Mrs Carolyn Sweet, Secretary of the Centre for First World War Studies, if you require directions: Tel.: 0121 414 3983 e-mail: C.Y.Sweet@bham.ac.uk Directions and downloadable maps are also available from the University of Birmingham Web Site: http://www.bham.ac.uk

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5 Responses to “Air Power Day School at the University of Birmingham”


  1. 1 Jeremy May 25, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Is there any sort of registration required or is it simply drop-in?

  2. 2 Ross May 25, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Jeremy you will need to register. Contact Carolyn Sweet in the History Office. Her email is in the post.


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