A Peace Seminar entitled \"From War to Peace - Learning from the Battlefield\" by Professor Tom Woodhouse of Bradford University will take place on Monday 21st October 2013 at 7pm in the Flodden Peace Centre, Crookham United Reformed Church, Northumberland.
Entry by donation.
In this timely discussion, Professor Woodhouse will outline how, despite the image of almost constant war in the media, humans are learning to be more peaceful. The seminar will offer explanations as to why and how this has happened, and how some of the great battles and conflicts of history like Flodden Field can be used to learn the lessons of peace. Wars, conflicts and battlefields are rich sources for peace education and Tom will provide examples of this from the Battle of Flodden itself through to more recent projects like Guernica in Spain and the lessons of the Christmas Truce in World War I, part of the commemorative events marking the centenary of the outbreak of the war in August 1914.
Tom Woodhouse holds the Adam Curle Chair in Conflict Resolution at the University of Bradford where he is also Emeritus Professor in Peace Studies. He founded the Centre for Conflict Resolution at the University in 1990 and is its current Director. It has a strong research and teaching profile on subjects including conflict analysis, peacekeeping, peacebuilding and the development of conflict theory related to international conflict. His own research interests include these and in addition the role of popular culture and the arts in conflict resolution, the impact of ICT on conflict resolution (cyber peace) and E-learning methods in Conflict Resolution Education.
He is the author or co-author of numerous publications including Contemporary Conflict Resolution with Oliver Ramsbotham and Hugh Miall. Based at Crookham URC Church in Northumberland, Flodden Peace Centre opened earlier this year on May 8th, International Red Cross Day. As well as being home to a specially created Peace Garden and an interactive 1513 timeline recording key moments of conflict and peace during the last 500 years, the Centre hosts a series of lectures, arts and music events.
The centre welcomes all who are seeking peace and reconciliation for the benefit of humankind.