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21

Jan
2015

In Events

By Nicola Gauld

The Media & WW1: debate at The Hive

On 21, Jan 2015 | In Events | By Nicola Gauld

The centenary of the First World War has resulted in a plethora of related television and radio programmes from Peaky Blinders to the Radio 4 drama Home Front. This panel discussion will bring together both media professionals and academics that have been involved in these productions to discuss and answer questions on ways the contemporary media has responded to WWI.

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16

Jan
2015

In Uncategorized

By Nicola Gauld

New WW1 sessions for schools

On 16, Jan 2015 | In Uncategorized | By Nicola Gauld

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery are giving school pupils the opportunity to learn more about the lives of local soldiers during the First World War with a new educational session entitled Soldier Stories: Life at war 1914 – 18.

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16

Jan
2015

In WW1 Projects

By Nicola Gauld

Women’s Work: Stories of the Factory Workers

On 16, Jan 2015 | In WW1 Projects | By Nicola Gauld

Women and Theatre are being funded to carry out a heritage research project in the Small Heath community between January and March 2015.

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15

Jan
2015

In Priest Diary

By Nicola Gauld

The Diary of Dorothy Priest, January 15th 1915

On 15, Jan 2015 | In Priest Diary | By Nicola Gauld

Things are going on steadily and satisfactorily.  The new army is going over to France soon, and K with it and then things will begin to move.

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12

Jan
2015

In Exhibitions

By Nicola Gauld

New exhibition: Faith & Action, Quakers and the First World War

On 12, Jan 2015 | In Exhibitions | By Nicola Gauld

Confronted by war and suffering, what would you do?

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08

Jan
2015

In Events

By Nicola Gauld

Call for Papers: Globalising and Localising the Great War

On 08, Jan 2015 | In Events | By Nicola Gauld

Globalising and Localising the Great War is a project based at the University of Oxford which aims to bring together scholars who are working on the War from a variety of different perspectives.

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07

Jan
2015

In Events

By Nicola Gauld

Ladywood 1914-1918 exhibition

On 07, Jan 2015 | In Events | By Nicola Gauld

Ladywood History Group presents an exhibition about the Ladywood area and Ladywood people who fought in World War One.

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07

Jan
2015

In Events

By Nicola Gauld

Conference on British Art & War 1914-1918

On 07, Jan 2015 | In Events | By Nicola Gauld

The Barber Institute is holding a special one day colloquium exploring British Art & War during the First World War, inspired by their C.R.W. Nevinson exhibition.

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01

Jan
2015

In Priest Diary

By Nicola Gauld

The Diary of Dorothy Priest, January 1st 1915

On 01, Jan 2015 | In Priest Diary | By Nicola Gauld

This is the first thing I have written this year.  We have lost another battle ship.

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25

Dec
2014

In Priest Diary

By Nicola Gauld

The Diary of Dorothy Priest, December 25th 1914

On 25, Dec 2014 | In Priest Diary | By Nicola Gauld

No papers today, when we all want them so much to see about Dover and if there is anything in the report that Cromer has been bombarded.

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24

Dec
2014

In Priest Diary

By Nicola Gauld

The Diary of Dorothy Priest, December 24th 1914

On 24, Dec 2014 | In Priest Diary | By Nicola Gauld

Christmas Eve, and the strangest I have ever known.

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19

Dec
2014

In Priest Diary

By Nicola Gauld

The Diary of Dorothy Priest, December 19th 1914

On 19, Dec 2014 | In Priest Diary | By Nicola Gauld

We’ve done it! And it’s about time too.

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16

Dec
2014

In Priest Diary

By Nicola Gauld

The Diary of Dorothy Priest, December 16th 1914

On 16, Dec 2014 | In Priest Diary | By Nicola Gauld

Yesterday came news that one of our older submarines the B11 dived under the five rows of mines guarding the Dardanelles and sunk a 40 year old Turkish ship.

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15

Dec
2014

In Exhibitions
Resources

By Voices

New Films on ‘Human Battles on the Home Front’

On 15, Dec 2014 | In Exhibitions, Resources | By Voices

Eight short films have been produced for an exhibition on ‘John Galsworthy and Battles on the Home Front’. The University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Research Library holds the Galsworthy papers and was a major contributor of material to this exhibition at the Rose Theatre in Kingston.

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12

Dec
2014

In Events

By Nicola Gauld

New event added: Britain’s Black Community & the Great War

On 12, Dec 2014 | In Events | By Nicola Gauld

October 2015 sees the 100th anniversary of the British West Indies Regiment and while often overlooked, men and women from Africa and the Caribbean played a key role in the First World War, making sacrifices to stand alongside the ‘mother country’.

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12

Dec
2014

In Priest Diary

By Nicola Gauld

The Diary of Dorothy Priest, December 12th 1914

On 12, Dec 2014 | In Priest Diary | By Nicola Gauld

I heard today that I passed my First Aid exam by 64 out of 100.

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10

Dec
2014

In Priest Diary

By Nicola Gauld

The Diary of Dorothy Priest, December 10th 1914

On 10, Dec 2014 | In Priest Diary | By Nicola Gauld

The latest is that the Kaiser died at 4 O’clock today.  It is his time to die now as the Emperor of Austria died at the beginning of the war, and the Kronprinz was buried a few months ago.

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06

Dec
2014

In Events

By Nicola Gauld

Remembering the Christmas Truce

On 06, Dec 2014 | In Events | By Nicola Gauld

Following on from the success of the First World War commemorative programme of events in August, Birmingham City Council is continuing to commemorate the First World War with an event marking the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce of 1914.

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02

Dec
2014

In Events
Exhibitions
WW1 Projects

By Voices

Video Captures Leintwardine HLF Project

On 02, Dec 2014 | In Events, Exhibitions, WW1 Projects | By Voices

Well over a thousand people attended the Leintwardine exhibition and events over four days in October. This video features the Shropshire Radio interview with Nerissa Wilson of the Leintwardine History Society, who describes visitors’ reactions to the exhibition.

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02

Dec
2014

In Priest Diary

By Nicola Gauld

The Diary of Dorothy Priest, December 2nd 1914

On 02, Dec 2014 | In Priest Diary | By Nicola Gauld

I went to Nechells today to assist in the administration of the Prince of Wales’ fund. It is very interesting work.

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01

Dec
2014

In Priest Diary

By Nicola Gauld

The Diary of Dorothy Priest, December 1st 1914

On 01, Dec 2014 | In Priest Diary | By Nicola Gauld

H.M. George Vth has gone to the front to see his troops.  As all the papers take care to point out, he is the first British King to do so since George II fought at Dettingen, which, by a strange chance, is somewhere about the same part of Europe.

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30

Nov
2014

In Uncategorized

By Nicola Gauld

Call For Papers: ‘Building up the indomitable spirit of the army’: Military Chaplains of WWI

On 30, Nov 2014 | In Uncategorized | By Nicola Gauld

To help mark the centenary of the Great War, Bath Spa University and Downside Abbey will hold a one-day colloquium to discuss the part that the chaplain played.

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29

Nov
2014

In Priest Diary

By Nicola Gauld

The Diary of Dorothy Priest, November 29th 1914

On 29, Nov 2014 | In Priest Diary | By Nicola Gauld

HMS Bulwark was blown up at Sheerness a day or two ago in the morning.

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25

Nov
2014

In Priest Diary

By Nicola Gauld

The Diary of Dorothy Priest, November 25th 1914

On 25, Nov 2014 | In Priest Diary | By Nicola Gauld

Our men have made a successful air raid on Zeebrugge, a German North Sea naval base or something and I think smashed it up.  We are doing well all round.  The Red Cross exam was today at 6.30.  It might have been worse, but it was not over nice.  Anyway it is over, all but the result. 

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24

Nov
2014

In Events

By Nicola Gauld

Memorabilia Roadshow

On 24, Nov 2014 | In Events | By Nicola Gauld

Memorabilia Roadshow at Compton Verney this Saturday!

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24

Nov
2014

In Exhibitions

By Nicola Gauld

Exhibition: West Indies to West Midlands

On 24, Nov 2014 | In Exhibitions | By Nicola Gauld

This year’s First World War centenary remembrances pay special tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of soldiers and servicemen of the former Commonwealth colonies.

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22

Nov
2014

In Priest Diary

By Nicola Gauld

The Diary of Dorothy Priest, November 22nd 1914

On 22, Nov 2014 | In Priest Diary | By Nicola Gauld

Nothing big has happened for some time now.

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20

Nov
2014

In Events
Resources

By Voices

Rare Film Footage Shows Life on the Home Front

On 20, Nov 2014 | In Events, Resources | By Voices

The North West Film Archive opens its vaults to share compelling footage of life on the home front in North West England. Drawing on rare archive footage we feature amongst others, the Accrington Pals, the Lancashire Fusiliers and the Cheshire Regiment as they prepare for active service on the Western Front.

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20

Nov
2014

In Uncategorized

By Nicola Gauld

Snow Drifts on Remembrance

On 20, Nov 2014 | In Uncategorized | By Nicola Gauld

Remembrance Sunday should not be dominated by religion

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18

Nov
2014

In Priest Diary

By Nicola Gauld

The Diary of Dorothy Priest, November 18th 1914

On 18, Nov 2014 | In Priest Diary | By Nicola Gauld

The Prince has gone as aide de camp to Sir John French.  Lord Roberts’ body was brought home yesterday.  The money to pay for the war is to come from tea, beer and income taxes, over £300,000,000, I think.

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17

Nov
2014

In Priest Diary

By Nicola Gauld

The Diary of Dorothy Priest, November 17th 1914

On 17, Nov 2014 | In Priest Diary | By Nicola Gauld

The Prince is going or has gone to the front.  Yesterday and today I have been busy knitting helmets and learning the First Aid ready for the exam tomorrow week.  From now on I shall not write unless there is some news.

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16

Nov
2014

In Priest Diary

By Nicola Gauld

The Diary of Dorothy Priest, November 16th 1914

On 16, Nov 2014 | In Priest Diary | By Nicola Gauld

All the papers nearly are full of nothing but Bobs [Lord Roberts] as of course they would be.  As far as I can make out from the war news we are doing quite well.  There is snow in Northern France.

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15

Nov
2014

In Priest Diary

By Nicola Gauld

The Diary of Dorothy Priest, November 15th 1914

On 15, Nov 2014 | In Priest Diary | By Nicola Gauld

I haven’t been writing during the last few days because there has been no news and it would only be a waste of space to keep on writing “no news”.

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12

Nov
2014

In Events

By Nicola Gauld

Event: It’ll all be over by Christmas

On 12, Nov 2014 | In Events | By Nicola Gauld

On 19 November The Birmingham Storytelling Cafe will commemorate the centenary of the First World War by sharing the stories and poetry from 100 years ago.

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11

Nov
2014

In Priest Diary

By Nicola Gauld

The Diary of Dorothy Priest, November 11th 1914

On 11, Nov 2014 | In Priest Diary | By Nicola Gauld

The Emden was captured by the Australian ship HMAS Sydney.  The captain, Karl von Müller is saved.  We have lost Dixmude [Diksmuide].

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10

Nov
2014

In Priest Diary

By Nicola Gauld

The Diary of Dorothy Priest, November 10th 1914

On 10, Nov 2014 | In Priest Diary | By Nicola Gauld

The Emden is officially announced as captured or destroyed.  I think an Australian ship drove her ashore and she was burnt.  I hope the captain is safe! He is a gentleman if no other German is.

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08

Nov
2014

In Events

By Nicola Gauld

Bright Club Worcester

On 08, Nov 2014 | In Events | By Nicola Gauld

The Infirmary held the first Bright Club Worcester in the Chapel on the University of Worcester’s City Campus on 24th October. Bright Club is a public event for researchers to present their topic in eight minutes of stand up. Representing Worcester was Professor Maggie Andrews who delivered a terrific set on the Home Front in Worcester during the First World War.

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08

Nov
2014

In Events

By Nicola Gauld

Worcestershire’s War now on sale

On 08, Nov 2014 | In Events | By Nicola Gauld

Worcestershire’s War, a new book co-written by Dr Adrian Gregson, Dr Maggie Andrews and Dr John Peters, was recently launched at The Hive.

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08

Nov
2014

In Priest Diary

By Nicola Gauld

The Diary of Dorothy Priest, November 8th 1914

On 08, Nov 2014 | In Priest Diary | By Nicola Gauld

I came home yesterday.  I saw two Highlanders on platform 4, New Street, and one on platform 5, where I was.  There had been a parade or something.  I think from what Daddy says the Germans are going to make a very big attack this week. 

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07

Nov
2014

In Events

By Nicola Gauld

Remembrance Day Event: An Evening to Remember

On 07, Nov 2014 | In Events | By Nicola Gauld

Big Brum Theatre in Education would like to invite you to a special event on the evening of 11th November 2014, to mark the centenary of the First World War.

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