Women in Wartime with Richard Godley

Ref: C2346941

Women's roles in wartime situations changed has changed dramatically over the past two hundred years. The course will explore how the changes were brought about and what necessitated the role of women to move from supportive roles into front line and often dangerous situations. We shall explore the role of industrial/ factories, medical, military, charitable and voluntary aspects they found themselves involved in. We shall look at hands on materials from the tutors own collections and explore what opportunities there are to conduct research into aspects of this heritage.

Course aim

The course aims to explore the roles of women in the wartime occupations, what they achieved and how it contributed to society we know of today.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe, giving at least 2 examples, the breadth of roles undertaken by women
  • Conduct personal research of the subject using a variety of tools and information sources
  • Participate weekly in discussions and offer insights
  • Research the heritage of the subject matter within their own community and area.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Perhaps having family members who would have been in supporting roles in the past (or indeed today) for comparisons and information sharing would be useful.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Women in Wartime with Richard Godley

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