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'Nursing through shot and shell' by Viv Newman.

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Seeking to correct the myth that those who nursed overseas were all well-bred VADs, ‘Nursing through Shot, Shell and Shell-shock’ looks instead at the dedicated service of professional nurses and doctors as well as the volunteers. Historian and author, Dr. Viv Newman will focus is women who worked in some of the most horrific conditions in all the…


‘Nursing and medical care during the First World War and developments since’ with Emily Mayhew

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Emily Mayhew will be giving a talk on ‘Nursing and medical care during the First World War and developments since.'  Dr Emily Mayhew is a military medical historian specialising in the study of severe casualty, its infliction, treatment and long-term outcomes in 20th and 21st century warfare. She is historian in residence in the Department of Bioe…


Standing up to the War Office: Women who refused to 'Go home and sit still' by Dr. Viv Newman

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In August 1914 a mere 640 women had a clearly defined wartime role. When the eminent surgeon, Dr Elsie Inglis, offered her professional services to the British Army a senior representative of the RAMC riposted, "Dear Lady, go home and sit still". Derived from her book We Also Served: The Forgotten Women of the First World, this talk by Dr Viv Newma…