Tag : centenary

The Poppy Controversy: A Sign of Respect Or An Endorsement Of War?

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The Case For Poppies: A Sign of Respect For some time, and most notably in the past few years, the choice to wear – or not to wear – a poppy leading up to Remembrance Sunday has unfortunately become somewhat of a political or religious statement. From my point of … Read More

Winifred Halliday: a centenary for a former Gryphon Editor

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon takes a look at the student life and times of former Gryphon Editor, Winifred Halliday, who held this prestigious position during the First World War – a time when female students did not enjoy the same freedoms we have today. Female students have held their place at the … Read More

Former Laureate at Uni WW1 commemoration

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sir Andrew Motion, former Poet Laureate, will be at the University of Leeds next Wednesday. His visit is part of the University’s commemoration of the First World War. There will be events taking place throughout the day, including a rededication ceremony, poetry readings, music performances and an exhibition opening. The … Read More

Books | Top 5 World War One Novels

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A hundred years on from the start of World War One, the devastating battle that defined a century has been commemorated in fiction in numerous ways. To mark the centenary, LSi takes a look at the best accounts of ‘the war to end all wars’. #1. A Farewell to Arms, Ernest … Read More

Features | Lest we forget – Remembering World War One

5 years ago / 0 comments

To mark one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War, Leeds Museum and Galleries is teaming up with a group of volunteers to run a series of exhibitions and activities. We take a look at the significance of The Great War for students today and the ongoing … Read More