Vera Brittain's 'Testament of Youth (1933)' is an important text for the study of the First World War. Dr Badsey's talk puts this text in the context of the political, social and religious beliefs of Vera Brittain's entire life.
Dr. Phylomena Badsey MA was awarded her PhD from Kingston University in 2005, its topic "The Political Thought of Vera Brittain" was the pinnacle of many years research into women and the Great War. In December 2010 she was awarded MA Second War Studies (with Merit). Dr Badsey is a frequent speaker for the Western Front Association, and Co-ordinator for the WFA Open Public Lecture Series (2014-2018) and is the WFA Universities Officer; she is regular speaker for the Women’s Institute. St. John’s Ambulance Brigade and the Rotary and Inner Wheel. Also is a Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton on the BA (Hons) War Studies and MA Conflict Studies and the new MA in Second World War Studies: Conflict, Societies, Holocaust , she was the Project Manager for the First World War, Research Group, Faculty of Social Sciences Study Days 2013-2015.