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Care After the First World War 9-11 April 2018 University of Leeds For more details see http://menwomenandcare.leeds.ac.uk/events/care-after-the-first-world-war/call-for-papers/ The end of the First World War saw the demobilisation and return to civilian life of millions of service personnel around the world. Governments, charities, families and individuals attempted to support, rehabilitate and...

In September 2016 the Legacies of War team were contacted by Graham Wright, whose grandfather Reginald Wright was killed on the 28th March 1918. His name was missed off the Headingley memorial when it was originally unveiled in 1921. However, thanks to Leeds City Council it was added in a...

Dr Rachel Muers, who lectures in theology at the University of Leeds, has recently led a project called ‘Reimagining a True Social Order’, which explored how Quaker faith and social action today continues to be shaped by the aftermath of the First World War. The project draws on historical research...

Hartlepool Remembered: Legacies of the Bombardment – a Legacies of War Project Hartlepool Remembered: Legacies of the Bombardment is a WWI centenary partnership between the University of Leeds Legacies of War project and a range of community groups in Hartlepool, including the Heugh Battery Museum. The purpose of the project...

By Juliet MacDonald Two months ago, I was appointed as artist in residence to work with a body of WW1 letters, diaries, interviews and artefacts held in the Liddle Collection. Housed at Leeds University Special Collections, this archive contains first-person accounts from both World Wars, but during the current centenaries...

A series of Saturday talks on local topics linked to the First World War, followed by Q&A with refreshments. £3 per person. Places limited so please book in advance at museums.calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 352334. 4 October 2014, 2pm – David Glover talks about Franz Ferdinand and Sophie: The 1914...