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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.
- 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 talk by Alison Fell on women war workers will take place in Bankfield Museum, Halifax, 14 October, 2pm. This talk is part of the award-winning For King and Country exhibition, commemorating the region's involvement in the First world War.
- A service to commemorate 100 years since Staff Nurse Nellie Spindler, born in Wakefield, was killed.
- Professor Ingrid Sharp and Dr Alexia Moncrieff, both part of the Legacies of War team at the University of Leeds, will be talking at the National Army Museum. Join them for an afternoon sharing the research and experiences of women specialising in military history topics. Book here