Templer Lecture by Dr Jonathan Fennell on 25 November

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Dr Jonathan Fennell of King's College London will give an exclusive virtual talk to SAHR members on his 2019 Templer Medal-winning book Fighting the People's War: The British and Commonwealth Armies and the Second World War at 7pm GMT on Wednesday 25th November. The talk will be hosted on the Demio platform, for which no download is required. There will be 150 places available and these will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
All SAHR members will be receiving an email with a link which will enable them to register for the talk. Members who have not received the email, likely because they are not subscribed to our mailing list, should contact our Membership Secretary (


Speaker biography:
Dr Jonathan Fennell is a Reader in Modern History at King’s College London. After completing a Doctorate in Modern History at the University of Oxford, Jonathan worked in management consultancy in the City before joining King’s in 2009. Prior to this he was awarded a joint honours History and Politics Degree at University College Dublin. He also studied History as an Erasmus Scholar at Université Lumière Lyon II. Jonathan is the prize winning author of two books on the military and social history of Britain and the Commonwealth. His most recent book, Fighting the People’s War: The British and Commonwealth Armies and the Second World War (Cambridge University Press, 2019) won the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History 2020, the Society for Army Historical Research Templer Medal for the History of the British Army 2020, the silver medal in the Military History Matters Book of the Year 2020 (a prize decided by public vote) and is currently shortlisted for the British Army Military Book of the Year 2020. Jonathan is Co-Director of the Sir Michael Howard Centre for the History of War, Co-Founder and President of the international scholarly society, the Second World War Research Group, a member of the National Army Museum Research and Collections Advisory Panel and a Councillor of the Army Records Society.

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