Katrina Lockwood: The Mystery of Isabella an the String of Beads A Woman Doctor In World War 1

Book review by Robin Joyce


Publisher: Loke Press

Author: Katrina Kirkwood

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It was the inscription that made the antique scalpels so tantalising: ‘Isabella Stenhouse’. A woman doctor? A woman doctor who was rumoured to have served in the First World War? Could Isabella have treated wounded men with these very implements? And had a grateful German prisoner of war really given her the strange string of beads that tangled round her stethoscope?  Coaxing clues from archives across Europe, Katrina Kirkwood traces Isabella’s route from medical school …

Women’s Protest And Activism Seminar

Women’s Protest And Activism Seminar

Fri 10 Nov 2017

10.30am – 4.30pm | 18+

 Price: £10

Location: mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

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In response to the themes inherent with Sally Payen’s exhibition, The Fence And The Shadow, join the artist, curator Mandy Fowler, art and social historians and organisations campaigning for women’s rights and equality in a one-day symposium to discuss the broad-based area of women’s protest and activism and its continued relevance today.


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Portrait of Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Emily Kame Kngwarreye.
Photo: Greg Weight, 1994.

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Venezuela’s long history of racism is coming back to haunt it

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