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- Legacies of War
The Legacies of War Centenary project is run by colleagues at the University of Leeds who have research interests in different aspects of the First World War, and is partnered with Gateways to the First World War. The 2014-18 centenary of what was referred to at the time as the ‘Great War’ is a time for reflection and debate about what happened during the war and what its profound and long-term consequences were. Members of the Legacies of War project are participating in and helping to coordinate a series of events and activities that are taking place across Leeds in 2014-18 in theatres, cinemas, museums, galleries and at the University. These events commemorate and explore different histories of the First World War, and examine its multiple historical, cultural and social legacies. There is a exciting and varied programme of events that responds to widespread public interest in this crucial period of our history.
- Leeds Salon hosts its fourth annual series talks in partnership with The Tetley. ‘From Revolution to Reaction’ goes back a century to examine major political and cultural movements of the time, and their resonances today. Talks take place in The Tetley’s City Workshop room, between 3pm and 4:45pm
- Dr Philip Lancaster, accompanied by the pianist Gavin Roberts, will deliver the sixth annual British Academy lecture at the University of Leeds. Ivor Gurney (1890 - 1937) was both a poet and a composer. In this event, talk, poetry readings and song combine in a sequence exploring Gurney's responses to literature, landscape, history, memory and the First World War.
- A service to commemorate 100 years since Staff Nurse Nellie Spindler, born in Wakefield, was killed.