Talk: Women of World War One

Elisabeth Shipton will give a talk on women of World War One.

Elisabeth Shipton will give a talk on women of World War One.

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This autumn the Islands Book Trust is exploring more about women in history. Their second talk on this subject will be given by Elisabeth Shipton, author of ‘Female Tommies: The Frontline Women of the First World War’.

Elisabeth Shipton began her career in the world of military museums as the Archivist for the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust and later the Royal Green Jackets Museum, Winchester. She was also the researcher for three BBC Radio 4 documentaries; ‘At war with Wellington’, ‘Edward the Black Prince’ and ‘100 years of the Royal Flying Corps’. A History graduate from the University of York, and with an MA in Heritage Management at the Ironbridge Institute, Birmingham, Elisabeth enjoys researching real-life stories from all periods of military history and bringing them to new audiences.

The talk will be followed by a book signing with Elisabeth. Entry is £8 or £5 for Islands Book Trust members, with new members always welcome.

Students are entitled to a 50 percent discount on production of a valid Young Scot/UHI Student card.

This talk will be the first event held at the new state of the art museum and archive facilities at Lews Castle and the Islands Book Trust are very grateful to the staff for their assistance.