Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Titanic 2012 conference

A full-day conference will be held at the National Archives (TNA) in Kew, London on Saturday 14 April next year. Yes, that's a long way off, and you haven't even thought of buying a diary for the new year, but this will be one of many events planned on both sides of the Irish Sea to mark the centenary of the Titanic disaster, and it's likely to sell-out well in advance.

Lectures will look at the story of Titanic from all angles: from construction to launch, from the early 20th century's class divide to its great strides in technological development, and from the hopes that sailed with her to the the aftermath of the tragedy. A special Titanic exhibition in TNA's museum will also be open to delegates.

Speakers include specialist staff from TNA, academics and authors.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The cost, which includes tea, coffee, a buffet lunch and an evening wine reception, is £60 but bookings made before the end of October will be charged at an early bird rate of £50. Details: