Book Launch – Temporary Darkness: Edge Hill in World War One

10th Nov 2014, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Edge Hill University

WWI History Book 1920

Mark Flinn’s research in the Edge Hill archive has revealed many fascinating insights into life at the institution during the 1914-18 war.

A new illustrated booklet, Temporary Darkness, collects some of this material, including a first-person account by Edna Walker, a student who started at Edge Hill in 1915. Mark will talk about his discoveries, and Students’ Union Vice-President for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Codie Austin will read from Miss Walker’s poignant and uplifting words.”

Copies of the booklet will be available free of charge at the event.

“I arrived in Liverpool on a September afternoon in 1915 with six other students from Bradford. The war had been going on for over a year, but at this stage it had not seriously touched us. We were full of youthful joy and looking forward to a new freedom…”

Come along to this Free event, no booking required.

Arrival and refreshments: 17:30
Lecture and Q&A: 18:00