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Sixth Form Lecture Series

Join us for the Spring Term Sixth Form Lecture Series, as we welcomed a host of varied lectures from some of the most experienced professionals in the country.

We hope you find the carefully curated programme both interesting and inspiring.

All lectures will take place in the Chemistry Lecture Theatre and will be followed by food in the Sixth Form Centre.

For more information please contact David Jordan.

Claire Hubbard-Hall - The Gestapo Spy Network

Claire is visiting from Bishop Grosseteste University to explore nature of policing in Nazi Germany, revealing new evidence to challenge the contemporary belief and demonstrate that there was a regular presence of paid informers 

The contemporary belief of a Gestapo spy on every corner that, in turn, helped create a veil of fear over the German people has been too easily dismissed by scholars on the grounds that the Gestapo did not possess an ‘army of spies’. The image of the Gestapo as a ‘big brother’ figure with eyes and ears everywhere has been discredited by historians as a Nazi fabrication. This talk will explore the nature of policing in Nazi Germany by demonstrating that there was a regular presence of paid informers alongside denouncers, reinforcing the proactive nature of the Gestapo in repressing dissent within and outside Nazi Germany.

Dr. Claire Hubbard-Hall is a Senior Lecturer in History at Bishop Grosseteste University (Lincoln). Claire specialises in the Third Reich period, as well as intelligence during the Second World War. She has published in several leading journals and edited book collections, and is currently preparing her first monograph Hitler’s Secret Agents: The Gestapo Spy Network, 1933-45 for publication. Claire is a recipient of the George L. Mosse prize and was a Fritz Halbers fellow of the Leo Baeck Institute in New York.

Interested? Secure your place by booking online.

Date: 18 Mar 2019
Time: 6pm - 7pm
Location: Worksop College
Price Free
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