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The Treaty of Versailles
June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
A Hundred Years Later
A Greham lecture by Professor Margaret MacMillan
A century has passed since the Treaty of Versailles was signed on 28 June 1919. After WWI the treaty imposed peace terms which have remained the subject of controversy ever since. It also attempted to set up a new international order to ensure that there would never again be such a destructive war as that of 1914-18.
Professor MacMillan, a specialist in British imperial history and the international history of the 19th and 20th centuries, considers if the treaty led to the outbreak of the Second World War and whether the attempt to create a new world order was a failure.
No reservations are required for this free lecture, which takes place in the lecture hall of the Museum of London. It is run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.
Gresham College was founded in 1597 under the will of Sir Thomas Gresham, and has been providing free lectures within the City of London for over 400 years. It was the first ‘university’ in England besides Oxford and Cambridge, making it London’s oldest higher education institution still in existence today. It does not enrol any students, and awards no degrees.
The College has been recording its lectures since the 1980s and there are now over 1,900 lectures freely available online in text, audio or video formats. The provision of this free online archive of lectures aligns with its founding principles of accessible free education for all.
Further information on the Gresham College website