Words and Deeds: Women, Warfare and Caregiving

Elsie Inglis

That’s the title of an exhibition and associated events taking place at Craigmillar Library over the next few weeks, in association with our friends at Surgeons’ Hall Museum.

Call Craigmillar Library on 0131 529 5597 or email craigmillar.library@edinburgh.gov.uk for details about the following free talks:

The Remarkable Elsie Inglis and the Scottish Women’s Hospitals
Upon offering to set up women’s medical units on the Western Front, Elsie Inglis was told by officials ‘my good lady, go home and sit still’. However, the courageous Dr Inglis did not go home. Instead she formed one of the most successful medical initiatives of WWI.
With Mr Iain Macintyre, Monday 31st March at 6pm

Bandage the Tommy
With Yvonne McEwen of The Centre  for The Study of Modern Conflict, The University of Edinburgh. Saturday 12th April at 1pm

Mary Seacole, forgotten hero?
With Ms Chris Short of Surgeons’ Hall Museum. Monday 7th April at 6pm

Letters home
Journal making with Susie Wilson and Emma Black. Saturday 19th April at 1pm


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