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Lifting the shadow of WW1 and prospects for peace today

October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

As a contribution to the City of York ‘York Remembers’ season marking the end of the war in 1918, York Quakers have organised the following event to look beyond the history and consider a more peaceful future for the world.

Lifting the shadow of WW1 and prospects for peace today

*A day conference at Friargate Meeting House 10.00 am – 5.00 pm on Saturday 6th October*

An interactive day of lectures, workshops and displays bringing together academics, local historians, poets and individuals involved in promoting peace.

Lecture topics:

  • Long Shadow of War  – Britain 1918 -1979 (Simon Ball, Leeds History Faculty)
  • The Hidden Legacies of War (Trudi Tate, Cambridge English Faculty)
  • The Development of Arms Control (Nick Ritchie, York Politics Faculty)
  • Can we Build a more Peaceful World? (Ben Griffin, Veterans for Peace)

Workshops will respond to the history and literature of WW1 and also consider ways of resolving or avoiding future conflict.

Cost: adult £15/student £7 – includes lunch and other refreshments. This is the first of two events – special offer if booking both events at the same time: £25

Electronic version and fillable form from www.yorkquakers.org.uk or by email from friargate@yorkquakers.org.uk or 01904 624065


October 6, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Friargate Quaker Meeting House
Lower Friargate
York, YO1 9RL United Kingdom
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