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Legacies of War at the University of Leeds is a First World War Centenary project for 2014-2018. The project will work with people and organisations in Leeds, the UK and internationally to explore the legacy of the First World War. For more information, see the About Us page, or email Alison Fell at email@example.com
- Undergraduate students in German at the University of Leeds are currently working on the translation of a German POW diary from the First World War. The diary, Kriegsgefangen in Skipton (POW in Skipton), was written by German soldiers held prisoner at Raikeswood, near Skipton, and the account it gives of life in the camp is interspersed with poems and illustrations.
- As part of the University’s Legacies of War First World War centenary project, the Centre for World Cinemas has partnered with the Hyde Park Picture House for a project called WWI Through the Lens.
21st April, 6.00pm — 7.00pm: ART AND COMMEMORATION: AN UNEASY RELATIONSHIP. ERIC GILL'S THE MONEYCHANGERS IN CONTEXTIn May 1923, papers as far afield as Glasgow and Norfolk carried news of a controversial war memorial being installed in the University of Leeds by sculptor and designer Eric Gill. Gill's depiction of Christ Driving the Moneychangers from the Temple had been commissioned by the Vice-Chancellor, Sir Michael Sadler.
- As Leverhulme artist in residence at the University of Leeds Juliet MacDonald has been exploring the Liddle Collection, held at the Brotherton Library, an internationally-recognised collection of diaries, letters, official documents, sketchbooks and other items of personal significance as well as interviews from the war years.