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Archaeology/History: A Battle From Space – Understanding World War II Battlefield Tactics With Dr Derwin Gregory From Bishop Grosseteste University

17th January 2022 @ 15:35 - 16:35



In this session, students will learn about the Battle of Gazala and explore the archaeology of the battlefield by using satellite images.

Students will also compare historical documents with the physical traces of the battle.

By analysing the landscape of the Libyan desert, students will gain an understanding of the different tactics employed by the Allies and Axis.


Speaker Profile (Please click): Dr Derwin Gregory


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Year 12 and 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or interested in studying, Archaeology, History, Military History, Geography and related subjects. We also welcome interested students from other disciplines.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider questions they have about the topic and/or about studying this discipline at university.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



17th January 2022
15:35 - 16:35
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