Andrew Lambert (Laughton Professor of Naval History, Department of War Studies, King’s College, London)A Meeting of Minds? Sir Julian Corbett and the Naval War Course, 1902-1914. Andrew Lambert is Laughton Professor of Naval History in the Department of War Studies at King's College, London, and Director of the Laughton Naval History unit housed in the Department. His work focuses on the naval and strategic history of the British Empire between the Napoleonic Wars and the First World War. His work has addressed a range of issues, including technology, policy-making, regional security, deterrence, historiography, crisis-management and conflict. He has lectured on aspects of his work around the world, and made several television documentaries. He has presented papers at a number of conferences held by the University of Calgary and has examined a University of Calgary PhD thesis. His books include: The Crimean War: British Grand Strategy against Russia 1853-1856. Manchester 1990, The War Correspondents: The Crimean War. Gloucester 1994; The Foundations of Naval History: Sir John Laughton, the Royal Navy and the Historical Profession. London 1997; Nelson: Britannia’s God of War. London 2004; Admirals. London 2008; and Franklin: Tragic hero of Polar navigation. London 2009.
Paul Ramsey, Doctoral Student (Department of History, University of Calgary, Canada)Analysing Defence and Thinking Strategically: The Works of Henry Spenser Wilkinson. Paul Ramsey is a PhD student in History at the University of Calgary. His dissertation examines the military thought of Henry Spenser Wilkinson. Originally from Liverpool he gained his BA (Hons) in Contemporary Military and International History at the University of Salford. His MA History of Warfare, which he completed at King’s College, London, focussed on naval history, and his dissertation was written under the supervision of Professor Andrew Lambert. Paul is currently pursuing his PhD under the supervision of Professor John Ferris. His research interests include strategic, naval, and military history, specifically the development of military thought in the late nineteenth century. He has been a member of the IHR and a regular attendee of the Military History Seminar.
Daniel Whittingham (Doctoral Student, Department of War Studies, King’s College, London)Charles Callwell and British Strategy. Daniel Whittingham is a PhD student in the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London. His dissertation examines the military thought of Charles E. Callwell and will be the first dedicated study of Callwell’s works. Originally from Aldershot Dan completed his BA in History at Trinity College, University of Oxford. He completed his MA History of Warfare at King’s College, London, where he is currently pursuing his PhD. His research interests include British colonial warfare, from the classic ‘small wars of conquest’ fought by European powers in the nineteenth century to the imperial policing operations and counterinsurgency campaigns of the twentieth century. He co-organised the War Studies Department postgraduate conference at Cumberland Lodge, 7-9 October 2009. Dan is a member of the IHR and a regular attendee of the Military History Seminar.