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Reflections of Newcastle 1914-18

On the 1 July 2016 after a year of researching, writing and designing, ‘Reflections of Newcastle 1914-18’ was launched and became available to the public. Consisting of three iBooks and three city walks, ‘Reflections of Newcastle 1914-18’ explores Newcastle during the war … Continue reading

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Reflections of Newcastle 1914-18

This week has been a long time coming but we are finally there. Reflections of Newcastle 1914-18 will launch on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 July at the Lit & Phil. The iBooks will be available to download or look at … Continue reading

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Armstrong College Commemorations

Over the next few months, interns and volunteers on the Reflections project will write a few blog posts to discuss their experience working on the project and some of the research materials they have uncovered. This time Northumbria University intern Abbie … Continue reading

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Education throughout the War

Throughout the First World War there was a concerted effort to keep the educational purpose of the library intact. At the start of the war, one of the Lit and Phils earliest contributions to the war effort was to lend … Continue reading

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The Lit and Phil Ambulance

Over the next few months, interns and volunteers on the Reflections project will write a few blog posts to discuss their experience working on the project and some of the research materials they have uncovered. This time Northumbria University intern … Continue reading

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Women in Newcastle and their wartime roles, 1914-18

Over the next few months, interns and volunteers on the Reflections project will write a few blog posts to discuss their experience working on the project and some of the research materials they have uncovered. This time volunteer Catherine Humphries … Continue reading

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Ethel Williams’ Campaign for Educational and Employment Opportunities for Women

Ethel Williams was also heavily involved with the development of the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) in the North-East. In particular, Williams was interested in promoting educational opportunities for women. Indeed, the WEA was open to women, and during the Great … Continue reading

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Ethel Williams’ Pacifism during the Great War

Just six-days after the second battle of Ypres had begun, 1200 women gathered at The Hague to discuss the issues of war and peace. Most of the suffrage movement had suspended its activity due to the war: the International Women’s … Continue reading

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Ethel Williams, an activist on Tyneside

Over the next few months, interns and volunteers on the Reflections project will write a few blog posts to discuss their experience working on the project and some of the research materials they have uncovered. This time volunteer Sarah Hellawell … Continue reading

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Newcastle Central Station and the Mining Institute

Over the next few months, interns and volunteers on the Reflections project will write a few blog posts to discuss their experience working on the project and some of the research materials they have uncovered. This time volunteer Tim Candlish … Continue reading

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