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Weston Gallery Lunchtime Talks: Charging Against Napoleon

Lunchtime talks take place from 1 - 2pm in the Djanogly Theatre. Admission is free but places are limited, so please book in advance with the Box Office on 0115 846 7777.

Waterloo after 200 Years - the Curator's View

18 June

Richard Gaunt, curator of the exhibition Charging Against Napoleon, reflects on the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, 200 years to the day since it was fought.

'Hard pounding gentlemen!": The Tactics of Waterloo

8 July

Professor Charles Esdaile from the University of Liverpool re-considers Wellington's command of the Allied forces and the tactics which delivered his 'immortal victory'.

Commemorating Waterloo 1815-2015

5 August

For years, Britons commemorated the Battle of Waterloo in a myriad of ways. However, after Wellington's death in 1852, official acts of public commemoration declined as the legacy of Waterloo was both contested and politicised. In this talk, Dr Russ Foster, a specialist on Wellington, considers why this remains the case to this day.