Living Memorial Speaker Series


For operational reasons, the Living Memorial Speaker Series has been postponed until Fall 2018. More information will be posted in late August about the revised schedule of presentations on projects with funding from Memorial University’s WW100 Steering Committee. We apologize for any inconvenience.

In 2014 Memorial University established the WW100 commemorations Program to recognize the centenary of the First World War. The cornerstone of the program is the Living Memorial Fund, which was created to encourage academic, commemorative and archival projects related to the First World War. Since 2014 the program has supported 67 projects (as of February 2018).

The Living Memorial Speaker Series was established to provide the university community and the interested public with an opportunity to learn about some of the key projects funded through the program. Monthly lectures will feature selected Living Memorial Fund recipients who will discuss their projects. The speaker series will take place on the last Tuesday of every month starting in February with a break during the summer months.

The links below provide additional information on specific lectures. Audio and/or video of the lectures will be posted on this site once they become available. For more information, please contact Douglas Ballam, WW100 Events Coordinator, at 864.3960 or

Speaker #1. Mr. David Mercer, Map Room and Archives & Special Collections, Queen Elizabeth II Library: "First World War Artifacts: An Archival Perspective", February 27, Bruneau Center, 7:30 - 9:00 pm. POSTPONED DUE TO WINTER STORM. DATE WILL BE RESCHEDULED

Speaker #2. Fred Hawksley and Alex Hickey, "The Great War Project", March 27, Hampton Hall, Marine Institute, 7:30 - 9:00 pm.


WW100 Commemoration Program

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000