Jutland 1916 - The Big Debate

Event Date: 
Thursday, 2 February 2017 - 7:00pm

Hear from the experts and have your say.

In the centenary year of the Battle of Jutland, considered the defining naval battle of the First World War, a “Question Time” debate hosted by popular TV historian and broadcaster Dan Snow has been rescheduled and will now take place on Thursday 2nd February. 
The big debate promises to get to the heart of a battle that has divided opinion for 100 years and takes place on Thursday 2nd February at 7pm in Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
Who really won the battle? Did the battle win the war? Was it the greatest naval battle ever fought?
It’s a battle that has always divided opinion. And the debate still rages.
These are the kinds of questions that will be tackled and explored by eminent speakers for an important debate taking place at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
Mr Dan Snow - Daniel Robert "Dan" Snow, born 3 December 1978, is a British television presenter, who regularly presents history programmes for the BBC and other broadcasters and has a regular history slot on The One Show.
Mr Nick Hewitt - Head of Heritage Development at The National Museum of the Royal Navy. Naval Historian and co-presenter, with Dan Snow and Dr Shini Somara, on the BBC’s “The Navy’s Bloodiest Day” an hour-long documentary that goes to the heart of the battle.
Dr Laura Rowe - Awarded a BA in Modern History (1999-2002) and MSt in Historical Studies at Worcester College, Oxford. and subsequently undertook a PhD thesis entitled ‘Morale and Discipline in the Royal Navy during the First World War’. Following completion of her PhD she was awarded the Alan Pearsall Post Doctoral Fellowship at the Institute of Historical Research in London. She was appointed as a Lecturer in Naval History at the University of Exeter in September 2009.
Dr Andrew Gordon - Author of "The Rules of the Game", a critical study of the Grand Fleet's leadership during the Battle of Jutland. Dr. Gordon has a BSc in Economics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and a PhD in War Studies from King's College London, University of London. Gordon is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and worked as consultant during the drafting of British Maritime Doctrine (BR 1806), and Fighting Instructions. He was formerly a lieutenant commander at HMS President, the London unit of the Royal Naval Reserve, previously he has spent time on loan to the United States Naval Academy from his position as reader in maritime history at the Joint Services Command and Staff College at Shrivenham, near Swindon.
Dr Stephan Huck - Since 2002, Stephan has been the Director of the German Naval Museum where he has curated several exhibitions including „Skagerrak. Seeschlacht ohne Sieger – Jutland. The Unfinished Battle.“  Formerly a Research Associate at the Research Institute for Military History of the Armed Forces, Potsdam, he has a PhD in History from the University of Potsdam, Germany and is Editor of the “Small Series in Naval and Military History” Stephan has seen active service in the German Armed Forces. 

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