Alan Villiers Memorial Lecture Essay Competition, 2014

W L Wyllie, 'Torpedo Practice'. Courtesy of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

W L Wyllie, ‘Torpedo Practice’. Courtesy of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

The website has announced a competition for Postgraduates involved in the research of maritime and naval history. All entries must be a piece of primary source research and the successful entrant will receive a bursary and the opportunity to deliver their paper at British Naval History’s forthcoming conference, ‘German Submarine Warfare 1914-1918’ in October 2014.

To Qualify:

1) Entries must be submitted by 30 April 2014.
2) Author must be a current Postgraduate student (MA, PhD or equivalent), or have completed their programme no earlier than January 1st 2014.
3) Entries must be submitted along with a reference letter from the student’s primary supervisor.
4) Entries must be submitted by email to

A short list will be released on 30th June and the successful essayist will be announced on 7th July 2014.

For more information see the British Naval History website

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