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'Children at War' with Prof Martin Parsons
Mon 24 April 2017, 18:00 – 19:00 BST
'Children at War'
In this Cumberland Conversation the wartime evacuation expert and author, Professor Martin Parsons, joins Cumberland Lodge principal Canon Dr Edmund Newell to discuss the impacts of war on children caught up in conflict around the world since the Second World War. What can we learn from past experiences, and what are the generational effects that impact refugees and evacuees?
Martin Parsons is a Research Fellow and Honorary Life Fellow at the University of Reading, where he was previously Associate Professor and Director of the Research Centre for Evacuee and War Child Studies. He was also Professor of War Child Studies at the University of Lodz and editor of the international journal, Children at War.
His publications include I’ll Take That One (1998), which is widely regarded as the definitive history of wartime evacuation in the UK and was a Times ‘Book of the Week’.
He has contributed to television programmes for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, and he co-wrote a BBC Radio 4 series The Evacuation: The True Story, which won a Sony Gold Award. He has also organised several church services to commemorate children in war, including at Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and Liverpool Cathedral.
Doors open at 17:30 for this Cumberland Conversation, and seating is unreserved.
TICKETS ARE FREE BUT MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE.