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In Conversation: Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in World War One

National Portrait Gallery

Thursday, 20 March 2014 at 19:00

In Conversation: Fighting on the Home Front: The...

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In Conversation: Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in World War One

20 March 2014, 19:00

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Tickets: £6/£5  SOLD OUT

 

Former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie charts how women's contributions to the war effort began a seismic move towards equal rights that influenced women's lives in future generations.   

When World War One broke out, a generation of men went off to fight, while women had the opportunity to emerge from the shadows of their domestic lives. Women became a visible force in public life.  They began to take up essential roles - from transport to policing, munitions to sport, entertainment, even politics. They had finally become citizens, a recognised part of the war machine, acquiring their own rights and often an independent income. Former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie charts the seismic move towards equal rights with men that began a century ago and asks what these women achieved for future generations. She will be speaking with Erica Wagner, journalist, author and former literary editor of The Times.

Pre-order a copy of Fighting on the Home Front – The Legacy of Women in World War One with your ticket and receive 20% discount.  This will be available to collect from the Bookshop on the day upon receipt of your order confirmation. Kate Adie will be signing copies after her lecture in the Print Sales Gallery.

Series curated by Adrienne Loftus Parkins.

 

 

 

 


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Ondaatje Wing Theatre, National Portrait Gallery
Saint Martin's Place
WC2H City of Westminster
United Kingdom

Thursday, 20 March 2014 at 19:00


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