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AN AFTERNOON WITH ELSIE INGLIS

AN AFTERNOON WITH ELSIE INGLIS

Sunday 26 November, 3pm - 5pm

As part of Previously… Scotland’s History Festival, you are invited to mark the centenary of the life and times of inspirational Scotswoman Dr Elsie Inglis. Speakers include amateur historians and biographers who have extensively researched Elsie and her colleagues of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals, as well as descendants of Elsie herself who can share family memories passed through the ages. The event will take place at the City of Edinburgh Methodist Church one hundred years to the day since Dr Inglis’ death.

Get more information and book your place here.

THE WOMEN WHO WENT TO WAR- A GREAT ADVENTURE

THE WOMEN WHO WENT TO WAR- A GREAT ADVENTURE

Sunday 27 November 2017, 7pm - 9pm

The story of Dr Elsie Inglis and her colleagues’ contribution throughout the war is told by amateur historian Alan Cumming, who uncovered a memorial to them while on a trip to watch football in Belgrade, Serbia.

Taking place at Surgeons’ Hall Museums at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Alan will share his knowledge about these remarkable women as well as using film to present his own journey in uncovering the amazing story.

Get more info and book your place here.

TREE PLANTING AT SCOTLAND’S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY WOOD

TREE PLANTING AT SCOTLAND’S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY WOOD

Saturday 2 December, 10:30am - 2:00pm

You are invited by the Woodland Trust to help plant an additional 5000 trees in Scotland’s Centenary Woods, a living, growing memorial to all those who served in the First World War.

The project, which began in 2014, is located at the Dreghorn Woods in Edinburgh’s Pentland Hills.

Get more information and book your place here.

Centenary Commemorations of Dr Elsie Inglis and of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals Movement

Centenary Commemorations of Dr Elsie Inglis and of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals Movement

Wednesday 29 November 2017, 2pm

WW100 Scotland is set to commemorate the remarkable achievements of Dr Elsie Inglis and the Scottish Women’s Hospitals during the WW1 effort. After raising the equivalent of £53m in today’s money, Elsie and her 1500 colleagues established seventeen Scottish Women’s Hospitals across France, Corsica, Greece, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia to treat soldiers, as well as a number of satellite hospitals and dressing stations.

She passed away on 26 November 1917, from cancer which she had concealed from her colleagues. 100 years to the day of her funeral at St Giles Cathedral, a private ceremony will be held there, for which a number of tickets are available to the general public.

To register for your free tickets, visit here.

THE SCOTTISH WOMEN’S HOSPITALS: THE UNSUNG HEROINES OF WW1

THE SCOTTISH WOMEN’S HOSPITALS: THE UNSUNG HEROINES OF WW1

Thursday 23 November - Wednesday 10 January

Taking place at Glasgow’s Mitchell Library, this exhibition to mark the centenary of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals (SWH) gives visitors the opportunity to see a small selection of material from the wonderful SWH collection held at Glasgow City Archives. With items including old photos and documentation, the display offers insight into the amazing achievements of this group of intrepid and brave women.

Get more information here.

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