Conference 2014; 1914-1918: The Endlessly Significant Tale 

Throughout 2014, Archives for London is exploring how the early 20th century encompassed decades of change.

Poet and author Edward Blunden’s reflection that the First World War was ‘the endlessly significant tale’ provides the context for our two half-day conferences that examine how the war changed lives.

7 May – impact on daily life

Our expert speakers include Dr Andrea Tanner on Fortnum’s at the Front, Robert Jeffries on policing the first daylight air raid on London, Simon Carter on St Paul’s Cathedral and the place of religion, Robert Curphey of Marylebone Cricket Club on sport, Shauna Barrett speaking on popular music and Dr Geoff Browell on King’s College London.

21 May – long term impact on the professions

Another full afternoon of speakers includes Dr Rosemary Wall on nursing, Anne Locker on networks of women engineers and scientists, Dr Edgar Jones on the emergence of the psychiatric profession, Esther Harper on the struggle to continue horse racing during the war, Sarah Atchison on education, and Melanie Aspey on banking and finance. 

Advance booking is essential.

AfL members £10, non members £15 each conference;  £17 or £25 when both conferences are booked together.  Refreshments provided

To reserve your place please  book via Eventbrite  or download our booking form.

Download our conference poster here

During the conferences there will be an opportunity to see the exhibition ‘The Most Stupendous Struggle’ featuring archives from the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives and the Foreign and Commonwealth Library, both held by King’s College London.

Image courtesy of King’s College London Archives.