A talk by Dr. Vivien Newman 'With bill-hook and stick they cleared out the ditches.  Women on the land in the First World War'
01 Nov

In 2004, Viv Newman was awarded a PhD for her thesis Songs of Wartime Lives: Women's Poetry of the First World War (Essex).

She was selected by the BBC for their 'Expert Women' training and speaks widely about women in WW1 on local radio, at national and international conferences, and for specialist and general interest audiences.

She writes for Pen and Sword as well as academic journals and popular magazines.

In March 2017, she was invited by HE Guy Trouveroy, the Belgian Ambassador to the UK to launch the Embassy's Passchendaele commemorations and her talk, 'Passchendaele: A World of Anguish' can be viewed on her website.

Viv has recently been commissioned to write her fifth book for Pen and Sword Suffragism and the Great War.

IMAGES: (Thumbnail) Members of the Women's Land Army with a farm horse. © IWM Q 30672 and Featured Image: A member of the Women's Land Army farming potatoes using horse-drawn machinery during the First World War. © IWM Q 30655 

St Andrews United Reformed Church Watling Street Canterbury CT1 2UA
01 Nov 2022 19:30