Legacies of Resistance to the First World War – 8 week course

1st April 2017 - 31st March 2019

An opportunity to learn about Scotland’s conscientious objectors of the First World War.

Duration: 8 week course of 2-hour sessions.
Location options: Dundee, Edinburgh & Glasgow
Dates: Courses will be available April 2017 – the beginning of 2019
Poster: Download the course flyer – PDF

Background

What compelled people to say no and refuse to fight or take part in the First World War? What did this mean to communities across Scotland? How were conscientious objectors able to gain exemption? Who supported or opposed them?

The WEA Scotland project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund seeks to empower learners to uncover the stories of Scotland’s conscientious objectors during the First World War, bringing to light their experiences and how objection shaped their lives and communities following the war.

A group of Dundee conscientious objectors including Eddie Carr at the far right back row.

A group of Dundee conscientious objectors including Eddie Carr at the far right back row.

Learning Outcomes

This project will build understanding of:

  • The First World War
  • The Home Front in Scotland
  • The Peace & Anti-War Movement
  • Political, Religious & Social Movements
  • Military Tribunal & Exemption Process

And develop skills and confidence in:

  • Social and Oral History
  • Research & Navigating Archives
  • Digital Literacy & Storytelling
  • Creative Interpretation of Research
  • Presentation Skills

Enquire about future course availability.

Courses will run over the next 2 years in Dundee, Edinburgh and Dundee. To book your place on a course email Kerrie Hutchison using the form below.

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