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May 2015

EXHIBITION: The Great War in 3D

May 12 - November 15
Royal Engineers Museum,
Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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An exhibition of rare stereoscopic (3D) photographs taken by German soldiers during the First World War.

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July 2015

EXHIBITION: Local Schools’ Art

July 23 - August 30
Royal Engineers Museum,
Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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This exhibition showcases artwork from local school children, inspired by the Museum’s collections and the Royal Engineers motto Ubique. Ubique means ‘everywhere'; this refers to the fact that the Royal Engineers have served in so many different place around the world. The exhibition features artwork which reflects the children’s own interest in a part of the collection and the research they undertook to create their own art insulation. The exhibition makes up the final stage of the children gaining their…

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Modern Army Family Activities

July 28 @ 10:30 am - August 28 @ 3:30 pm
Royal Engineers Museum,
Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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All through the Summer Holidays the Museum will be running activities based on the modern army. 10.30am – 3.30pm (closed for lunch 1.00-1.30pm) Tuesday – Friday. This is suitable for all ages. All activities are FREE with normal entry fee to the Museum still applying.

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August 2015

LECTURE: Steve Hookins Woolwich Women at War

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum,
Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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Woolwich Women at War Join us this month to listen to historian Steve Hookins speaking on Woolwich Women at War. In 1915, women, after an absence of 23 years, were once again brought back to work in the Royal Arsenal Woolwich due to the shell crisis. Despite the dangers and resistance to their presence in what was considered to be a male preserve, women of all ages and from all walks of life found themselves involved in the war effort…

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September 2015

EXHIBITION: Responses to the Archive (UCA)

September 8 - December 20
Royal Engineers Museum,
Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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This photography exhibition represents a partnership between the University for the Creative Arts and the Royal Engineers Museum. The photographic work has used material held in the museum’s archive as its inspiration.

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LECTURE: Martin Stoneham The Story of the Albert Medal now superseded by the George Cross

September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum,
Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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Join us this lunchtime to listen to Martin Stoneham (Chairman of the Friends of The Royal Engineers Museum and ex-serving Royal Engineer) as he speaks on the subject of The Story of the Albert Medal (now superseded by the George Cross). This medal and the associated Edward Medal are probably now forgotten by many. Research into them has revealed some fascinating stories of heroism from the Victorian period until the outbreak of WW2. FREE with normal admission Call 01634 822312

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LECTURE: Prof Ulf Schmidt Justifying Chemical Warfare: The Origins and Ethics of Britain’s Chemicals

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum,
Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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Justifying Chemical Warfare: The Origins and Ethics of Britain’s Chemical Join us this month for a lecture from Professor Ulf Schmid (Professor of Modern History at the University of Kent) entitled ‘Justifying Chemical Warfare: The Origins and Ethics of Britain’s Chemical Warfare Programme, 1915-1945′ The lecture looks at some of the strategies of Just War theorists in making chemical warfare morally and militarily acceptable. It examines how experts and officials justified the development, possession and use of chemical weapons, and…

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October 2015

LECTURE: Amy Dimmock ‘Sir Edmund Frederick Du Cane RE: Huguenots, Engineers and Wormwood Scrubs’

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum,
Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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Join us this month to listen to the Huguenot Museum’s Learning and Community Engagement Officer Amy Dimmock, as she speaks on the subject of Sir Edmund Frederick Du Cane RE: Huguenots, Engineers and Wormwood Scrubs. Major-General Sir Edmund Frederick Du Cane was a descendent of one of the first Huguenot families to flee persecution in France and seek refuge in England. His ancestors played an important role in the foundation of many of Britain’s best known establishments and Edmund was…

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Why Do We Remember?

October 27 @ 10:30 am - October 30 @ 3:30 pm

Get creative and contribute to our poppy wall of rememberance, as part of The Big Draw. Time: 10.30am – 1pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm Tuesday 27th October Printed Poppies In 1914, the fields of Northern France and Flanders were ripped open as World War One raged through Europe’s heart. Once the conflict was over the poppy was one of the only plants to grow on the otherwise bare battlefields. Create a potato printed picture filled with a field of ruby red poppies…

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LECTURE: Dr Stefan Goebel Intimate Pictures: British and German war photography

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum,
Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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Dr Stefan Goebel Intimate Pictures: British and German war photography from the Western Front War photography was a disappointment, at least in the eyes of the Ministry of Information: the drama of combat, the everyday heroism of officers and soldiers, and the scale of the battles – they were all but invisible in the pictures taken by the “Official Photographers” on the Western Front. What official photographs had captured in great quantity, though, were “vague stretches of country with no…

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