Remembering WW1

There are a whole raft of events happening to commemorate the beginning of the First World War 100 years ago

by Psychologies

remembering world war one
  • The Royal British Legion has teamed up with Marks & Spencer to provide a limited edition Centenary candle, which is available from M&S stores or online for £4, with all profits coming to The Royal British Legion. The organisation hopes to see a million candles lit across the UK to remember all the service men and women whose lives were lost in the four-year war
  • The Imperial War Museums are hosting a raft of events - visit the newly opened First World War Galleries in London, see an exhibition that looks at the important contribution of the North West to the First World War effort at IWM North in Manchester and get the children involved in all the educational activities running at IWM Duxford from July to September
  • The First Word War Centenary website has a full calendar of events taking place nationwide, from Edinburgh to Portsmouth, from Colchester to Swansea, encompassing everything from walks to workshops to ballet to film
  • Historic Newspapers has put together a free resource pack, available in hard copy and online, for teachers looking to teach students about the significance of the First World War
  • The War That Changed The World: Psychology is a British Council and BBC World Service series that looks at the impact of the war from around the world, with this session focusing on the state of mind around the time of the First World War and how that mentality changed as the war went on. Hosted by historian and broadcaster Amanda Vickery this live debate from IWM London will be broadcast on the BBC World Service on 2 August
  • The BBC has teamed up with four British universities – Leeds, Birmingham, Glasgow and The Open University – through FutureLearn to offer free WW1 courses online on such topics as World War One: Trauma and Memory, and Changing Faces of Heroism


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