Draft Programme, WW1 Centenary

Sunday, 29 May:  St. Peter’s Anglican Church (in English)

17h30:  Commemoration Service at St. Peter’s led by Revd. Clive Atkinson

19h00:  Talk by Dr. Susan Barton on Prisoners of War interned in Switzerland from 1916

19h30:  Talk by Cédric Cotter, Geneva University.  The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC),  humanitarianism and neutrality

20h00  Questions from the floor

Monday, 30 May, Grand Salle, Château dOex  

Note:  This conference will take place in French.  (French Programme)

19h00 :   Informal Networking,

  • Stands featuring books, DVDs, postcards and other documents of the period.
  • Opportunity to meet speakers, panelists and relatives of soldiers interned in Switzerland during WW1.

19h15 – Drinks and snacks.  

19h45:  Welcome Remarks:

    • Revd. Clive Atkinson
    • Charles-André Ramseier, Mayor of Château d’Oex
    • David Moran, Ambassador of Great Britain to Switzerland
    • Representative of ICRC (tbc)

20:00:  Keynote Addresses

21:00:   Panel Discussion with questions from the floor.
Moderator: Edward Girardet,  Journalist and Editor, Global Geneva Magazine Project.
Panelists:  Dr. Susan Barton, Dr. Christophe Vuilleumier, Cédric Cotter, Véronique  Bernard, Guy Girardet, Cecile Gaudin.