Organisers

Euan Loarridge

Euan Loarridge is a doctoral candidate exploring the creation and maintenance of community in Glasgow’s WW1 combat infantry battalions. His research is based at the University of Glasgow where he is an associate of the University Archives and a graduate of the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology. He was a member of the University of Glasgow’s WW1 Centenary Commemoration group and since 2016 he has acted as assistant finds officer for the archaeological survey of the 1815 Waterloo Battlefield undertaken by Waterloo Uncovered. He has featured in several segments for BBC Radio Scotland and worked as historical adviser for the 2018 Netflix movie Outlaw King.

Marc Conaghan

Marc Conaghan is a full time PhD Student in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow. Originally from Glasgow, he spent 12 years living in the United States where he worked in Politics. After he returned home to Scotland with his family, he completed an MLitt in Conflict Archaeology at the University of Glasgow focussing on the Heavy Anti-Aircraft defences of the Clyde Valley during WWII. He is currently in the 2nd year of his research focusing on the March 1941 Luftwaffe attacks on Clydeside, particularly the area of Greater Glasgow.

Jesper Ericsson

Born in Sweden, Jesper grew up in the UK, graduating with a master’s in history from the University of Edinburgh. In 2004, he experienced a eureka moment about working in museums when attending a living history event and a British ‘paratrooper’ pointed a machine gun at his car. Jesper began his career working at the National Museum of Flight in East Lothian, before serving a long and rewarding term of enlistment as Curator of The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen. He joined The Hunterian in 2015 and became Curator of Numismatics on 1 May 2019. One of his proudest moments is featuring in a well-known war comic as a Norwegian resistance fighter.

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