This September the National Memorial Arboretum will hold a two-day symposium to coincide with their on-going World War I centenary events and activities.
The diverse programme of seminars, interactive workshops and site tours, aimed at academics, students and historians, will examine the social changes wrought by the conflict helping to create a greater understanding of how these changes came about.
As well as examining the changing role of women during the conflict – focussing on the care of the wounded on both the Western and Home fronts, other themes will consider the Home Front at a more local level. Topics to be explored by a wealth of speakers include the female vote, food crises, attitudes towards conscientious objectors, the changing role of the country estate house as convalesce homes, and the development of female labour in traditionally male roles.
The programme will also offer opportunities to explore the NMA galleries and to participate in workshops and guided tours of the 150-acre site.
The National Memorial Arboretum’s symposium is being organised in partnership with the parent charity, The Royal British Legion, and is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Ticket prices include tea, coffee and a buffet lunch on both days.
Date: 26 September 2017 – 27 September 2017
Time: 9am – 5pm
Venue: National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR
Tel: 01283 245 100
Admission: £85 per person, Student: £35 (ID Required)