Free Emanuel School at War Exhibition Talks


As part of the Emanuel School at War Exhibition we are holding a series of 5 talks on Saturday 8 November at Emanuel School from 10.30am to 1.00pm. To register your free place please email Registration for places closes on Wednesday 5 November. Please see the Exhibition Talks poster for further details.

Speaker Biographies:

Stephen Cooper
Stephen Cooper: A former Emanuel School parent Stephen Cooper is the award winning author of The Final Whistle: the Great War in Fifteen Players – the story of fifteen men killed in the Great War who played rugby for Rosslyn Park. The story has featured on the BBC World War One at Home Series and was winner of Rugby Book of Year at The Times British Sports Book Awards 2013.

Jeremy Archer
Jeremy Archer: A former Emanuel School parent, Jeremy Archer served with The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment for ten years, before spending the rest of his working life in the City of London. A Trustee of a number of military charities – including The Rifles and The Burma Star Association – he is an enthusiastic military historian. Having been a member of the editorial committee for The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment 1958-2007, published by Pen & Sword in 2007, he has since written a number of books including Home for Christmas, published by Century (Random House) in 2007; The Old West Country Regiments, published by Pen & Sword in 2011; and A Military Miscellany, published by Elliott & Thompson in 2013. He writes occasional articles for a variety of publications, including Stand To! (the Journal of the Western Front Association), The Dorset Year Book and The British Army Review.

Gene Meieran
Gene Meieran: Gene joined Gordon Moore in 1963, heading materials analysis labs. In 1973 he started a career at Intel where he held a number of technical and managerial positions. He was named Intel’s second Fellow in 1984 and retired from Intel in 2009 as Senior Fellow, the highest technical position at Intel. Gene was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2000 and was given an Honorary Doctorate to Purdue in 2004, and Fellow of Mineralogical Record in 2014. He is on several national committees (National Research Council, Committee on Competitiveness) and has served on several University Boards (New Mexico, University of Alberta, Purdue University, UC Berkeley). Gene has authored about 60 technical papers, won three international awards for technology, and is now very active in the mineral collecting/mineral preservation environment, helping many museums improve their collections.

Doug Goodman
Doug Goodman: Doug runs a PR company specialising in Travel. This year he has organised four visits to France and Belgium for press to Commemorate the Centenary of the First World War. His interest is in The Somme Battlefields and the 15th September 1916 battle for High Wood. During the past 20 years he has written many articles and contributed to five books on the First World War. His talk, illustrated with war memorabilia, will cover the life and military career of a private in The Prince of Wales Own Civil Service Rifles.

John Lewis Stempel2
John Lewis Stempel: John Lewis-Stempel is a writer predominantly known for his books on nature and history. His many books include the best-selling Six Weeks: The Short and Gallant Life of the British Officer in the First World War, Fatherhood: The Anthology, England: The Autobiography, The Autobiography of the British Soldier (Sunday Express ‘5 stars’) and The Wild Life (Sunday Telegraph ‘Timely and Compelling’) and Foraging: The Essential Guide to Free Wild Food. His books have been published in languages as diverse as Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese and have sold more than a million copies. He has two degrees in history and writes books under the pen name Jon E. Lewis.