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C.V. I am a social and cultural historian and specialise in women’s history, especially in connection with the First World War and the inter-war period. At present I am researching The Home Front in the Eastern Couties of England, also First World War hospitals and nursing on the Home Front and in France ready for a further book. I took early retirement from my post of Head of Business Studies at Horley Comprehensive School in 1986. During my teaching career I taught children in primary and secondary schools and worked in adult education. STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX January – December 1994 Women’s Studies Certificate (gained with Distinction) October 1994 – June 1995 Cultural Studies Certificate October 1995 – June 1998 Cultural Studies B.A. Degree October 1998 – June 2000 Contemporary History M.A. October 2000 - Contemporary History D.Phil. Funded by ESRC. May, 2004 Supervisor: Professor Alun Howkins, Director, Graduate Centre in the School of Humanities, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9SH. Examiners: Professor Sally Alexander, Dr. Gerry Holloway.Lincolnshire Local History Since moving to Lincolnshire in March 2005 I have given talks on the 'Belgian Refugees in Lincolnshire in the Great War to various groups including: • Holbeach Civic Society. February 2012. • Lincoln Record Society, 28 May, 2011. 'Belgian Refugees as part of the Home Front in Lincolnshire. 1914 – 1919' • Holbeach Probus Club. April 2011 • Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, Spalding, March 2011 • Grosseteste College, March, 2010 • Lincoln Record Society: Day conference, Saturday 30 May 2009. • Lincoln Archive Seminar. 8 November 2008 • St Mark's Village Hall, 28 April 2008. • The Red Hat Society, Gedney Dyke Village Hall. 27th November 2007. ‘Lincolnshire convicts: We’re Bound for Botany Bay.’ Talk to the Holbeach Civic Society, October, 2006. In 2014 I left Lincolnshire and returned to Sussex where my research work has carried on with Grace as per the home page and getting getting 'Belgian Refugees in Lincolnshire and Hull, 1914 – 1919' reworked into a new book called 'Facing East'

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