The purpose of the Douglas Haig fellowship, founded in 1995, is to commemorate and study the life of Field Marshall Earl Haig of Bemersyde, Melrose, Scotland, and the forces he commanded.
Recognising Haig as one of Scotland's foremost soldiers, the Fellowship seeks to encourage further study of Lord Haig's generalship and that of his subordinate commanders, by promoting the objective investigation of command and control of the British Army during the First World War.
Each year a Member of the Fellowship is asked to give a paper at the Annual Lunch held on the anniversary of the death of Lord Haig, the 29th of January. That Member is the Haig Fellow for the year.
Select from the list of Douglas Haig Fellowship Lectures:
1995 Inaugural Meeting Address by John Terraine
1996 John Terraine: Haig - A General Discussion
1997 John Hussey: Haig in 1919
1998 Diana Henderson: Haig - The Man
1999 Brian Bond: Sir Douglas Haig in 1918 - The Final Phase
2000 Peter Simkins: Random Reflections
2001 Gary Sheffield: Douglas Haig in the context of British Generalship
2002 John Bourne: Haig's Army
2003 Christopher Pugsley: Haig and his Dominion Armies
2004 Correlli Barnett: Logistic Apsects of the Westerners/Easterners Debate
2005 Gordon Corrigan: Haig and Montogomery - A Comparison
2007 Nigel Cave: The Ramblings of an Itinerant Military Historian
2008 Walter Reid: Haig and The Hundred Days
2009 Field Marshal Lord Bramall of Bushfield, KG, GCB, OBE, MC:
A Field Marshal on a Field Marshal
2010 Major General Julian Thompson CB OBE: Setting the Record Straight