The Legacies of the First World War on British and French Nurses

Alison Fell, Professor of French Cultural History and Director of the Leeds Humanities Research Institute, University of Leeds

Link to The Legacies of the First World War on British and French Nurses event
Wednesday, 7th November, 2018
17:30 - 19:00
University of Chester Riverside Campus

There will be refreshments in the form of a ‘peace tea’ from 5.30pm (tea, sandwiches and cakes), introductions at 6pm and Professor Fell’s talk at 6.15pm. The University of Chester Riverside Museum will also be open from 1pm to 5.30pm. There will be various displays available to view from 5pm in the lecture room which will include the University's 77 Fallen project (a selection of the individually-crafted poppies, made by staff, student, alumni and community volunteers, will be able to view), Diverse Narratives and the University of Chester Riverside Museum.

This event is being held to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. Thousands of British and French women worked as nurses in the First World War and this talk will consider some of the legacies of war work on these women’s lives. It will consider as case studies former nurses who became involved in politics, others who took part in veteran movements or who published memoirs, and finally women who remained in the nursing profession in the interwar years.

Alison Fell has published widely on British and French women’s responses to the First World War, and her new book ‘Women as Veterans in Britain and France after the First World War’ will be published by Cambridge University Press later this year.

Host: Faculty of Health and Social Historical Society

The University’s Faculty of Health and Social Care (FHSC) Historical Society aims to unite individuals with an interest in medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work across the University and the wider community. The Society meets regularly for a range of talks and discussion and anyone with an interest in health and social care or social history is welcome to attend.

Admission free but booking necessary.

Please contact, 01244 513557) to confirm your place.

There is no car parking available at the Riverside Campus (formerly County Hall) and access to the lecture rooms is through the main entrance, opposite the River Dee. The address is: University of Chester, Riverside Campus, Castle Drive, Chester CH1 1SL.