Category Archives: 1914

Women and Education

Durham University first awarded degrees to women in 1895. For Armstrong College in Newcastle (now Newcastle University) the war brought many challenges. The Armstrong building, the Hatton gallery and surrounding buildings and area were taken over to accommodate a military … Continue reading

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Lisbeth Simm and the Women’s Labour League

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 and Newcastle … Continue reading

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Seven days that changed a city: How the sudden outbreak of European war was felt in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Monday 3rd August, 1914, was far from a usual day in Newcastle upon Tyne. It was a sunny bank holiday, yet the topic of conversation in the streets was of anything but plans for a leisurely trip out of town. … Continue reading

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