Leeds University Library

Treasures Gallery: Conscientious objection

Published Monday 9 May 2016

On Conscientious Grounds: Objection and Resistance in the First World War

Hear the wartime stories of conscientious objectors, 1pm, 12 May

Conscription was introduced in Britain for the first time in 1916. The bill included 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".

Book your place to hear about the wartime experiences of conscientious objectors and their supporters and gain insight into some of the First World War's lesser knowngallery stories.

Visit the special exhibition in the Treasures Gallery, On Conscientious Grounds: objection and resistance in the First World War. This thought-provoking exhibition presents the first-hand experience of the men and their families and friends, through letters, artwork, diaries, postcards and personal items.

Event details

Date: Thursday 12 May 2016

Time: 1-2pm

Cost: Free, but spaces are limited so please book online.

Location: Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds

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