• 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

The Path of Peace: Walking the Western Front Way

'The Path of Peace' book cover
Join Sir Anthony Seldon as he discusses his journey of reflection along the Western Front Way and shares his thoughts on the legacy and memory of the First World War.

Last year, Sir Anthony Seldon set out on a 35-day pilgrimage from the French-Swiss border to the English Channel, tracing the historic route of the Western Front.

His journey was inspired by Alexander Douglas Gillespie, a soldier who dreamed of creating a ‘Via Sacra’ that the people of Europe could walk to honour the fallen of the Great War.

In this special event, Sir Anthony will speak to the National Army Museum’s Research Director, Dr Glyn Prysor, reflecting on his 1,000-kilometre expedition and how we remember the First World War today.

Running order:

5.30pm – Doors open
6.30pm – Event begins
7.30pm – Event ends 
8.15pm – Doors close 

About Sir Anthony Seldon

Sir Anthony Seldon is an educator, historian, writer and commentator. He is a director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Chair of the National Archives Trust.

He is author or editor of over 40 books on contemporary history, politics and education, including 'The Impossible Office?', 'May at 10' and 'Blair Unbound'.

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