This is an innovative adult learning course run by WEA Scotland, focused on exploring the legacy of conscientious objection during the First World War in Scotland.
This WEA Scotland project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and will empower adult learners in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow to undertake research to uncover the stories of conscientious objectors from their community.
This project will seek to understand the impact of objection on individuals, their families and communities, and help tell these stories to others as part of the centenary of the First World War. A key aspect of this project is also to explore how the act of objection shaped the person’s life following the war.
This project will seek to develop expertise and confidence on key issues including:
The First World War, the home front and anti-war movement
The exemption and Military Tribunal system
Scottish political and social movements prior to and during the First World War
How to undertake social, family and oral history projects
The first free course starts at the end of April and will consist of one 2-hour session a week for eight weeks in three locations in Scotland: Dundee, Edinburgh or Glasgow. The date, time and location will be confirmed to those who have declared interest in the project.
If you are interested in taking part in this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org