Postponed from 2020
In 2004, Dr Viv Newman was awarded a PhD for her thesis "Songs of Wartime Lives: Women's Poetry of the First World War" at Essex University. She was selected by the BBC for their "Expert Women" training and speaks widely about women in WW1 on local radio and at national and international conferences.
Her talk "They Shoot Spies - the untold story of the female agents" explores the lives and actions of two Belgian women and one French woman whose espionage made a significant contribution to the Allied Cause. One is believed to be the only woman decorated by France, Belgium, Britain and Germany.