Exeter University’s Centre for Medical History and Exeter Local History Society present Stories of Exeter’s War Hospitals 1914-1919, an event including talks, an exhibition and a reception.

The event starts at 5.30pm at the front entrance of Reed Hall, Exeter University, with the unveiling of a heritage plaque commemorating the use of Reed Hall as a temporary First World War Hospital.

This will be followed by two talks in the Woodbridge Suite at 5.45 pm. Prof Christine Hallett, Professor of Nursing History at the University of Manchester, will be speaking on ‘Nurses of Passchendaele: a Public History Project’. Dr Julia Neville, University of Exeter, will present the ‘Stories of Exeter’s War Hospitals 1914-1919’ project and public participation

There will also be an exhibition of the panels produced as part of the War Hospitals project and a reception and chance to discuss the research.

Tickets are £8.50 (includes light refreshments) and can be booked via Eventbrite, or for free student places please contact Julia Neville.


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