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13:00 - 14:00 18 June 2014

Lunch Hour Lecture: Sex and the Somme


The Scott Room | The Guardian Newspaper offices (link Map)
90 York Way | London | N1 9GU | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Dr Clare Makepeace, UCL History

Tommies queued in their hundreds to visit brothels in the First World War. Dr Clare Makepeace explores this little-discussed aspect of the war. She uncovers soldiers' reasons for visiting brothels, their reactions to them and the prostitutes, and how they dealt with the potential consequences: venereal disease. The findings give us fresh insight into what it meant to be a British man at war.

NB: This event is now FULLY BOOKED. Please click on the link below to add yourself to the waitlist, and you will be contacted should any tickets become available. Alternatively, you can watch the lecture live online (link below)


Catherine Dean
+44 (0)20 3108 3839 | c.dean@ucl.ac.uk


click here to add yourself to the waitlist for this event
click here to watch this lecture live online at 1pm on 18 June