Expert Talks

Hawthorn: A Tale of Two Craters, Battle of the Somme

A multi-disciplinary investigation, 2pm

This unique environment marks the only site to have been blown up on two separate occasions marking the beginning and the end of the Battle of the Somme. The first mine explosion in July 1916, is the only one ever filmed. 100 years after the First World War, this world first is only now being investigated by a multidisciplinary team of historians and scientists.