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Elsie Inglis - The Woman Who Would Not Sit Still

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Augustine United Church

41 George IV Bridge

Edinburgh

EH1 1EL

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Elsie Inglis was one of Scotland’s most inspiring women. Physician, surgeon, humanitarian, medical pioneer, suffragist, and founder of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals for Foreign Service during World War I.

Doctor Inglis approached the British War Office in 1914 to offer a unique all-women medical service for the war front. The British War Office rejected this because they were women, famously telling Doctor Inglis “My good lady, go home and sit still.” Thankfully, other Allied nations welcomed them.

1500 women in 14 hospital units served overseas in an all-women medical service, saving thousands of soldiers’ lives mainly in France, Serbia and Russia.

A cast of 12 performers, including actors and musicians, tell this fascinating story in a year which is both the anniversary of the ending of World War 1, and the granting of the vote to some women.

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