Conference on early 20th Century Anglo-German naval arms race to be held in Portsmouth

The Anglo-German naval arms race during the early twentieth century and the Great War at sea before the Battle of Jutland is the focus of a three-day conference at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth from Wednesday to Friday July 16th – 18th and includes the rare opportunity to enjoy dinner on board HMS Victory.


Keynote speakers from around the world include Professor Nicholas Rodgers, Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, University of Oxford; prolific naval history author, US-based Professor Norman Friedman and Australian naval historian and analyst Rear Admiral James Goldrick.


The conference programme will cover topics from the arms race and popular culture through the use of intelligence to economic warfare in war and peace.


Tickets are available online here   or by contacting


Tickets start from £75 for students and include all light refreshments, lunches, dinner on board HMS Victory and a wine reception within the National Museum of the Royal Navy’s newly-opened 20th century  HMS – Hear My Story and  Racing to War exhibitions. 

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