University of Wolverhampton

First World War Research Group

Saturday 8th November 2014

Soldiers and Sisters: British Medicine on the Western Front’


Room MC401, Fourth Floor, MC Building,

University of  Wolverhampton, Wulfruna St, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY.


Special Thanks to the Wylye Valley 1914 Project for lendingFlow chart of the Casualty Evacuation System from the Front Line back to the Base Hospitals” Banner, which was funded by the Western Front Association



£20 per head, including tea and coffee. Reduction for University of Wolverhampton undergraduates (see below).


TO BOOK A PLACE please email Dr Phylomena Badsey

Places are allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis. 

Please see joining instructions

NB Placesare  available at a reduced rate of £10 to University of Wolverhampton Undergraduates, who should contact Dr Badsey  with their Student ID number.



Lunch is not provided, but a range of eating establishments are available on and near the campus.



See for details and maps (MC Building is on City Campus south map) Parking will be difficult near the campus. The railway station is approximately 8 minutes’ walk from the venue. The multi-story car park at the railway station has cheap weekend rates. Please note the event is not being held in the usual venue for past Study Days, due to a student summer school.


The Campus and the venue are open for disabled access.



 Time Event
 10.00 - 10.15am

Welcome and Introduction by Professor Paul Sparrow –

Associate Dean of (Research) and Head of  Law in the School of Social Sciences


 Yvonne McEwen (Official Historian of the British Army Nursing Service and Director of 'Scotland's War 1914-1919' the University of

Edinburgh Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict  “Daughters of Arete: The British Army Nursing Service in the Great War”



12.00 -1.15pm  

 Professor John Wells

(Head of the School of Health Sciences, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland 

“Medical care on the Western Front - a gendered story”

 1.15 - 2.15pm  


 2.15 -3.30pm          

 Dr Phylomena Badsey (Visiting Lecturer University of  Wolverhampton)

“Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurses, at Home and Overseas”

 3.30 - 4.00pm    


 4.00 - 5.15pm  

 Roy Stallard (Hospital Historian)

 “Somme to Wolverhampton”

 A number of artefacts from The Wolverhampton Royal Hospital Museum collection will be on display

 5.15 - 5.30pm   

Concluding Remarks


End of event