Talks

Flora Sandes

Captain Flora Sandes: From Suffolk to the Trenches

2-3pm, Saturday 6 February
Louise Miller discusses the extraordinary story of Flora Sandes, the only western woman to go into battle as an enlisted soldier in the First World War.

Jock Duncan

Jock meets the Jocks

2-3pm, Saturday 5 March
Professor Gary West shares and discusses a unique corpus of personal tales and memories of the Great War, as collected over many decades by the great Scottish traditional singer Jock Duncan.

Ange Ecossaise, Ink on Paper 2008, by John Bellany © Bellany Estate

The Art of John Bellany

2-3pm, Saturday 12 March
Keith Hartley, Deputy Director of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and co-author of the definitive book on John Bellany, will give an illuminating talk about the late artist and his work.

Dr Elsie Inglis

Go Home and Sit Still - the Scottish Women's Hospitals in the First World War

2-3pm, Saturday 26 March
A fascinating talk about the pioneering Edinburgh-born Dr Elsie Inglis. In partnership with the Scottish Parliament and Surgeons’ Hall Museums.

Occupational therapy for soldiers during the First World War.  Picture: Otis Historical Archives National Museum of Health & Medicine

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

2-3pm, Saturday 2 April
By Andy Smith, Regional Operations Manager North and Karen Mead, Manager of Psychological Therapies Central at Combat Stress. In partnership with the Scottish Parliament and Surgeons’ Hall Museums

Elsie Inglis Operating Theatre, Hospital 2008, by John Bellany © Bellany Estate

Battlefield Pathology in the First World War

2-3pm, Saturday 9 April
In the First World War, flamethrowers and poison gas were used on a large scale for the first time. This talk will examine the consequences of the tissue injury, repair and infection arising from the wounds.

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