Salisbury Cathedral is delighted to welcome the celebrated author, broadcaster, journalist and campaigner Kate Adie on Saturday 15 February at 2.30pm to give a lecture on the contribution of Christian Women in the First World War.
The vital and rarely fully-recognized role of women on the Home Front is the subject of her recent book Fighting on the Home Front – the legacy of women in World War 1, written to commemorate the start of the First World War in 1914.
Sarah Mullally, Canon Treasurer at Salisbury Cathedral, said “2014 marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War. One of the lasting legacies of that war is that women began to take up essential roles and these pioneering women who helped win the war also won for women rights of their own and the possibility of an independent income. As a woman who represents this legacy we are delighted that Kate Adie has chosen to talk about her compelling work on these pioneering women here at Salisbury Cathedral – the first medieval Cathedral to have a female Dean, the Very Revd June Osborne, appointed in 2004 and one of the most senior women in the Church of England.”
No tickets are required for The Kate Adie Lecture but there will be a retiring collection with a £10.00 donation suggested, with proceeds supporting the work of Women and the Church (WATCH)*, of which she is a keen supporter.
Hilary Cotton, Chair of WATCH, said “Kate Adie impressed us all as a news reporter in dangerous and difficult circumstances around the world. She is an example of strength and truth-telling whilst ‘under fire’. We are thrilled that she is giving these lectures for WATCH as we work for a church that truly honours and values women, in daily life as well as valiant service.”
Kate Adie can also be heard giving this lecture at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, on Monday 10 February at 7.00pm and at York Minster on Monday 24 February at 7.30pm.