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Devon in the 1920s: Building a new understanding of our past

Tue. 19 September 2023 at 7:00 pm

A Zoom talk presented by Julia Neville – Devon in the 1920s Project Manager and Honorary Research Fellow at Exeter University.

Julia Neville’s special interest is in the history of social change in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She has written on urban-rural relationships, hospital history, and her most recent (co-authored) publication is Devon Women in Public and Professional Life: Votes, Voices and Vocations, Exeter University Press 2021.

When you hear about ‘the 1920s’, what comes to mind? For the National Archives the headlines included the Geddes Axe and the Gold Standard; the threat of Bolshevism and the General Strike; the BBC and the motor car. How far were these the significant features of Devon in the 1920s?  Members of the Devon in the 1920s Research Collaboration have explored more than sixty 1920s-related topics and collected a wealth of research material. Now the group is putting together the overview of how national themes played out at a local level. Julia Neville outlines first findings about the Devon experience.

Please book with the organiser (details below) by a day before the event. You will be sent a link to access the Zoom session.

This talk is part of The Devonshire Association Monthly Lecture Series – a programme of talks on a wide range of topics presented by informed and respected speakers throughout the year using Zoom technology.

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Tue. 19 September 2023
7:00 pm
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