Legacies of War



Starts this week! Free online course on WW1 and heroism

October 16th, 2014

A new online course about how the First World War changed traditional views of heroism is launched today by the University of Leeds, in partnership with the BBC. Starting in October, World War One: Changing Faces of Heroism, is a free online course that looks at the emergence of new kinds of heroes and heroines, such as ordinary ‘Tommies’ and front-line nurses, as well as alternative hero figures including anti-war campaigners. The three week course explores art, literature, film and television, where people will learn about the portrayals of heroism before, during and since the war. The course draws on the expertise of academics behind the University’s Legacies of War centenary project, as well as interviews, film and images from the BBC’s archives and the University’s Liddle Collection. Learners will also look at the war from a range of perspectives, with University of Leeds experts leading them through the changing British, French and German views of heroism.

Tetley Talks 2017: 'From Revolution to Reaction'

November 15th, 2017

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

British Academy/LHRI Ivor Gurney lecture, 13 October, University of Leeds

September 29th, 2017

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.

Talk and Exhibition, Bankfield Museum, Halifax, 14 October

September 29th, 2017

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.

First World War Roadshow, Doncaster, 29 October 2017

September 29th, 2017

• Bring your First World War objects to be identified by our team of experts and uncover the story behind your collection • Have your memborabilia digitised to preserve it, and share it with your family and friends online • Submit your objects for loan to be displayed in our 2018 Home Front exhibition at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery • Plus the Great War on Tour pop-up Museum and tours of the Mansion House

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