Sun, 26th Nov 15:00 - 17:00
An Afternoon with Elsie Inglis
The funeral of Dr Elsie Inglis, who died on November 26th, 1917, brought the city of Edinburgh to a standstill. The woman the War Office told to 'go home and sit still' had added the title of war hero to her list of remarkable achievements of medical pioneer and campaigner for a woman's right to vote.
She is one of Scotland's greatest women, a fit role model for rising generations, and yet she is still largely unknown in her own country. In Serbia, there are memorials and fountains in her name, and she is still held in high regard by Serbians.
To mark the centenary of the life and times of this remarkable Scotswoman, we invite you to join us for an afternoon with Elsie. Speakers include :
- Alan Cumming, historian and campaigner, and the man who deserves recognition for his work in bringing Elsie back into the public eye.
- Ailsa Clarke : Elsie's early years including up to the eve of World War 1.
- Zvedana Popovic : Deeds Not Words. A motto for a life lived in the service of others.
- Louise Miller : author of 'A Fine Brother', a biography of Flora Sandes, Louise will talk about the Serbian retreat. Flora and Elsie knew each other well, and were in Serbia at the same time.
- Tony Waterston and Hugh Maddox : relatives of Elsie Inglis.
- Dr. Jo Hockley OBE: Learn how Elsie's name and spirit live on the work of the charity 'Hospices Of Hope'.
Ticket price : £5.00