Leeds University Library

Lunchtime talk: 19 February, 1-2pm

Published Monday 1 February 2016

Photograph of conscientious objectors, Aberdeen Home Office Work Scheme, by Howard Cruttenden Marten, with permission of Charlotte Marten

Come to the Treasures Gallery to hear about the experiences of conscientious objectors

When conscription was introduced in Britain for the first time in 1916, the bill included the concession of the 'conscience clause' granting exemption to those who could prove a 'conscientious objection' to armed service. More than 16, 000 men chose to object on the grounds of conscience and became known as 'conscientious objectors.'

Come along to hear about the wartime experiences of these men and their supporters and gain insight into some of the First World War's lesser known stories.

The Experience of Resistance: Conscientious Objectors to the First World War

When: Friday 19 February, 1-2pm

Where: Treasures Gallery, Parkinson Court, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds

This talk is free to attend, but please book your place in advance.

Find us: directions to the Treasures Gallery.

This talk will also be given at Leeds Town Hall on Friday 5 February, 1-2pm. Leeds Town Hall event details and booking.

Can't make the talk?

Visit the exhibition in the Treasures Gallery On conscientious grounds: resistance in the First World War.

About Lunchtime Talks

Lunchtime Talks are free lunchtime cultural heritage talks delivered in partnership with Leeds University Library, Leeds Central Library and Arts Development. The talks are given by people who work with the special collections. They reveal some of the remarkable objects that form our cultural heritage which the University Library collects and makes accessible, for both the university and the public.