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Impacts of the First World War on Adult and Higher Education

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Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle

23 Westgate Road

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 1SE

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This free public event traces the impacts of the First World War on adult and higher education, focusing on developments in the North East (Newcastle and Durham) while placing them within their wider national and international contexts. The event forms part of the project 'British Ex-Service Students and the Re-Building of Europe, 1919-1926', which is led by Daniel Laqua (Northumbria University) and Georgina Brewis (UCL Institute of Education) and run in partnership with National Union of Students (Mike Day, NUS Director of Devolved Nations and Internationalism) and the Workers' Educational Association (Jude Murphy, WEA North East). The project is funded by the World War One Engagement Centre at the University of Hertfordshire.

The event will feature three presentations, each of them 15-20 mins long and followed by Q&A with the audience:

Dr Tomás Irish (Lecturer in Modern History at Swansea University) - Between the National and the International: British Universities at War, 1914-1925

Dr Sarah Hellawell (Research Associate, project 'British Ex-Service Students and the Re-Building of Europe, 1918-1926') - Students in North East England and the Promotion of an International Community

Dr Jude Murphy (organiser, HLF project 'Educational Campaigns within the WEA and Affiliated Organisations, 1918-1928') - 'The World Is Plastic Now': Stories of Post-War Reconstruction and Reconciliation in North East Adult Education

In addition to these talks, there will be a pop-up exhibition and a general introduction to the project.

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