Prof Richard Grayson will anaylse the Battle of the Somme from the perspectives of the two volunteer divisions, the 36th (Ulster) and 16th (Irish) divisions (which drew heavily on Belfast recruits) during this talk. 

He poses the intriguing question of alternative history – what would have happened if the 16th and 36th divisions had swapped places on the Somme?

Professor Grayson specialises in British and Irish history in the twentieth century, with a particular focus on Ireland in the era of the First World War. He is the author of Belfast Boys: How Unionists and Nationalists Fought and Died Together in the First World War.

Event Details


St Mary's University College
191 Falls Road
BT12 6FE


Monday, August 8, 2016 - 13:00

Centenary Event

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