News & Events

World War One in 100 Objects

Exhibition curated by Dave McGivern and Alan Manning, who have been collecting militaria for over 12 years. Special Collections and Archives, Aldham Robarts Library, Off Maryland Street, Liverpool. Sunday 1st March – Friday 10th April 2015 9am – 8pm Free During the exhibition there will be Merseyside at War drop in sessions. Monday 23rd March & [...]

War Words Exhibition

As part of the First World War Centenary commemorations, Liverpool John Moores University’s Merseyside at War project held a poetry challenge. This gave adults and young people an opportunity to creatively express their opinions of the Great War.   All entries are now displayed on our website. Selected entries from the Adult and Under 18 [...]

The Greater Game – Football and the First World War

An artist and graduate from the School of Art and Design at Liverpool John Moores University is working with the National Football Museum, Manchester, on a project called ‘The Greater Game – Football and the First World War’. This new exhibition explores the role football played at home and at the front during WWI, and [...]

Talks in 2015 by Lathom and Burscough Military History Society

Talks by Lathom and Burscough Military History Society Venue: Ormskirk Library Start: 6.15pm   Friday 6th Feb ‘The end of an era at Scarisbrick Hall’ by Mrs Veronica Massam.   Friday 20th March  ‘Lancashire Territorials in 1915′ by Richard Houghton    April date  TBC ‘Ormskirk Hospitals during WWI’ by Bill Huyton.  

Woolton in Bloom – An Act of Remembrance

Woolton in Bloom An Act of Remembrance 11 November 2014 At Tommy the Soldier, King’s Drive   10.30 am  Roll Call of the names of 126 servicemen from Woolton who fell during WW1 – a cross will be planted for each one.   11.00 am The Act of Remembrance   All welcome

Merseyside at War Drop In Sessions

An opportunity for staff, students and the public to share their WWI family stories with us.   Wednesday 19th and 26th November at Avril Robarts Library 79 Tithebarn Street, Liverpool, L2 2ER 9.30am – 3.30pm   Wednesday 3rd and 10th December at Aldham Robarts Library Off Maryland Street, Liverpool, L1 9DE 9.30am – 3.30pm

Roscoe Lecture

“Two Stories of Heroism – Chavasse and the Liverpool PALS”                     By Bill Sergeant & Tony Wainwright Thursday 13 November, 2pm at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool   All lectures are free but please reserve your place in advance via or contact LJMU Conference and Event Services team on 0151 231 3668 or email:   [...]

A Dream of Wilfred Owen, Great War Poet

A play about the extraordinary life of Great War poet Wilfred Owen will be performed next month at St George’s Hall, Liverpool. A Dream Of Wilfred Owen will be staged in the Concert Room of the iconic landmark building on Friday, 17 October, starting at 7.30pm. Known as the soldiers’ poet, the story will be [...]

Marking the Days

St Luke’s Church and Suitcase Ensemble are exploring Walton’s First World War past and finding its echoes in Walton’s present. This four year project was launched on August 2nd with an exhibition of portraits of each of the soldiers on the St Luke’s roll of honour. Children at Gwladys Street Primary took a soldiers name [...]