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Recognising and celebrating the working lives of women in the First World War, against the backdrop of the struggle for female suffrage.

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  • Francis Ledwidge’s poetry and that of other wartime poets has shaped how we view the conflict today. Learn more about poets of #FWW and their stories here: ow.ly/hXDS30lxxI2. Read the #centena which Ledwidge inspired here: ow.ly/1aa730lxxKY

  • Francis’ birthplace in Slane, Ireland is now a museum when you can discover more about his life, experience of #FWW and his poetry which inspired our #centena #oftheday. Visit their website here: ow.ly/AfV730lxx2j

  • Raqs Media Collective: Not Yet At Ease explores the history of psychological disorders after the #FWW. Using poetry and performance this immersive artwork is inspired by letters written by Indian soldiers. Opening @firstsite #Colchester this week ow.ly/mofG30lS0O7 @1418NOW

  • The #centena #oftheday was inspired by Irish War Poet Francis Ledwidge. Read ‘The Voice of a Blackbird’ by Tom Collins here: ow.ly/ZIjK30lxwW9

WomensWork100 Research Workshops

Join IWM Librarian, Sarah Paterson, for a free research workshop exploring the working lives of women during the First World War.

Photograph showing women writing and typing. Shows the interior of female typists office at the POWIB, where the lists of POWs were typed on double foolscap sheets. The offices of the institution were at 49 Wellington Street, Strand, London.