Prof Gary Sheffield
Excellent. His presentations were clear and the right length. He managed to cover a huge range of context, detail, politics and individual stories. I was particularly impressed with his engagement throughout the tour. The poor chap didn't get a moments peace - even at breakfast - always available. Admirable.
Professor Gary Sheffield is a highly respected authority on the First World War and British history, both subjects he teaches at the University of Wolverhampton. He has written extensively about the Great War, achieving widespread critical acclaim for his biography of General Douglas Haig, The Chief.
In addition to his work with BBC History Magazine, Gary holds many distinguished official roles. He is both vice-president of the Western Front Association, and President of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides. He is also Chair of War Studies at Buckingham University, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Sir Max Hastings has described Gary as “one of the Britain's foremost historians of the First World War – insightful, original, and superbly informed”.