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The 2017 Nicholson Lecture: Defence and Security in Our Times

Friday 28 July 2017, 16:48
By James Scott

The 2017 Nicholson Lecture

This year's Nicholson Lecture will be given by Lieutenant General Sir James Bucknall, K.C.B., C.B.E., at Maperton Church near Wincanton, BA9 8EJ, Saturday 5th August, 6pm.

Tickets are £12.50, available here, and this event is in aid of Combat Stress, the veterans' mental health charity, and Maperton Church.

In his possibly controversial address, General Bucknall will look back at the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns - what we got right, what we got wrong, with some personal insights and a look at the consequences of action. He will go on to review where we are now - Syria, the Middle East, Russia, NATO, Brexit etc.; he will look at the nature of the threat (including cyber, mass migration etc.), the demands on Government and the West – and consider the consequences of inaction.

A former Director Counter Terrorism at the Ministry of Defence, General Bucknall served in Iraq and for nearly two years in Afghanistan where he was the Deputy Coalition Forces Commander and Commander British Forces. He retired from the Army in 2013 and now lives in Dorset.

The Nicholson Lecture is delivered annually in memory of Brigadier Claude Nicholson by a serving or retired member of our armed forces. The proceeds are divided equally between St. Peter & St. Paul’s Church, Maperton and the speaker’s regimental, corps or Service charity.

Wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase from 5:15pm. Cloakroom facilities will be available.



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