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Mary Lister: Bombardment survivor, victim of influenza. Talk by Dr Gillian Hunt
December 16, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Mary and her family lived on The Headland and narrowly escaped death in the bombardment. In this 30 minute talk, Dr Gillian Hunt will tell of how Mary trained as a teacher in Oxford in 1914-15 and wrote an account of her experiences for her college magazine. The talk will cover the discovery of this “lost” account of the bombardment, the life of a trainee teacher in WW1 Oxford, the effect of WW1 on Mary’s family and her sad death at the age of only 25 in the 1918 influenza epidemic. Admission to the talk is free.Connect with the Heugh Battery