Archive for March 2, 2015

Organising Women in WWI

10:30-3:15 Saturday 21 March 2015
Bantock House Museum  Finchfield Road, Wolverhampton, WV3 9LQ

2015 is the centenary of the formation of the Women’s Institute Movement  in Britain and the publication of the Maternity Letters by the Women’s Co- Operative Guild. This Conference commemorate these events by focusing on women who organised themselves and others during WW1. This Conference is organised by: The Midlands Region of the Women’s History Network, The Legacies of War and Peace WWI Engagement Centre and sponsored by the Economic History Society. Fee £10 to include lunch. Bursaries for students and heritage workers- to book contact


10:45 Welcome and Introduction to the Conference

11:00 ‘Striking Women’: labour unrest amongst First World War female workers Chris Day and Vicky Iglikowski -The National Archives

11:30 Demanding their place in the sun: women and trade unionism during the First World War in Britain
Dr Cathy Hunt – Coventry University –

12:00 Women’s Agricultural Education and Research
Carrie de Silva Harper Adams University –

12:30 Lunch and chance to look around the Museum
1:30 “Mothers first!”- the Women’s Co-operative Guild and state maternity care, 1914 to 1918
Ruth Cohen – Independent researcher –

2:00 Miss Sophie Carey and the National Food Fund
Dr Katherine Storr – Independent Scholar –

2:30 The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Families’ Association, County Dublin Division, August–November 1914: a case study
Dr Paul Huddie -Queens University,Belfas –

3:00 Brief Round—Up Discussion before Conference Ends at 3:15


To view the Orgainising Women in World War I PDF document and download the booking form, please, follow the links below:

Organising Women in WWI

Organising the Women in WWI Booking Form

Starting from Values – Legacy Project Final Event – 30 April 2015

The ‘Starting from Values’ CC legacy project team would like to invite you to its final project event on 30th April 2015, Impact Hub Westminster, London.

The event includes workshops, networking opportunities and an interactive sharing space. We are inviting other AHRC Connected Communities projects – Legacy Projects in particular – to contribute. If you have stories, displays, artefacts, etc. about project legacies, please get in touch (details below).


For more information and to register visit:


Starting from Values