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Outstanding journalist Kate Adie will be talking about the unbelievable change that the Great War wrought in the lives of women in Britain. In Fighting on the Home Front, Adie examines how women emerged from the shadows of their domestic lives after an entire generation of men was conscripted to the battlefields, leaving huge gaps in the workforce. Now a visible force in public life, women took up essential roles – from transport and munitions factories to sport, entertainment and politics – acquiring equal rights and an independent income.
Kate Adie is a compelling speaker and has won numerous awards since she became the BBC’s chief news correspondent in 1989. Come and hear her tell of this important chapter in the move towards gender equality, and its legacy to future generations.