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'Alice in Wonderland and her lost boys: from Oxford and the rabbit hole to the Somme and beyond' with Marietta Crichton Stuart


This is the story of Alice Liddell, who, as a little girl (pictured), had been the inspiration for Lewis Carroll's story 'Alice's Adventures Underground'. With royal romance, a society marriage, and the loss of two sons in the Great War, Alice led an eventful life in an rapidly changing world. Also, during the talk, Marietta reveals some unexpected…

Ground-breaking Developments in Treatment of the Wounded on the Western Front 1914-18 with Tom Scotland


Tom Scotland discusses the tremendous progress that was made in the treatment of wounded soldiers during the Great War, which significantly improved their chances of survival. This is a Zoom Meeting: for details on how to join in contact  

It’s My War Too - Children at War 1914-1918 with Dr Vivien Newman


Dr Vivien Newman draws on her latest book to discuss children’s experience of World War One.   This is a Zoom Meeting: for details on how to join in contact

Victory Over Blindness: the Story of the Blind Veterans of the First World War and the Man Who Inspired Them with Rob Baker


Rob Baker is the archivist at Blind Veterans UK (formerly St Dunstan’s) where his responsibilities include safeguarding and adding to the historical material which the charity has accumulated over its 106-year history. This talk will focus on the remarkable blind man Sir Arthur Pearson who founded the charity in response to the injuries suffered by…

Cork VC's of the Great War with Gerry White


During the Great War, a total of thirty-seven Irish servicemen were awarded the Victoria Cross. Of that number, five had connections to the city and county of Cork. These were: Corporal Michael O’Leary of the 1st Battalion, Irish Guards; Corporal William Cosgrove, 1st Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers; Captain Gerald O’Sullivan, 1st Battalion, Roy…