Registration (Saturday Only)

Conscientious Objection and Resistance to the First World War
11.00-17.00 Saturday March 19th 2016. Leeds City Museum, Leeds, UK.

This one-day event  will explore the different ways in which people opposed the war. It will coincide with the centenary of the introduction of conscription in Britain, but will also explore wider national and local aspects of resistance.

Confirmed speakers include Cyril Pearce, Lois Bibbings, Julian Putkowski and Martin Crick on the experience and representation of Conscientious Objectors, Nick Hiley and Chloe Mason on the case of Alice Wheeldon and the role of the Secret Service in policing dissent in the UK.  Cyril Pearce will also be introducing his CO database and accompanying maps showing hotspots of CO activity.

There will be opportunities for local history and community groups and individual researchers to share their own findings and experiences of researching aspects of war resistance as well as to learn more about other groups interested in similar areas.

The day forms part of a 3 day conference looking at international aspects of resistance to the First World War – for details of the rest of the programme and for travel to the venues or accommodation in Leeds please see the relevant tabs on this website.

To register for this event please follow this link: Conscientious Objectors and Resistance to War

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Further information

The day forms part of a 3 day conference looking at international aspects of resistance to the First World War – for details of the rest of the programme and for travel to the venues or accommodation in Leeds please see the relevant tabs on this website.