Men (and Women) at Arms – Britain at War

Creina Mansfield, Alan Sennett and John Cochrane

The Second World War undoubtedly proved a transformative experience for many ordinary people. Historians have long debated the extent and nature of the war’s impact upon gender, social class, welfare, politics, culture and economics. Our three connected day schools will explore in some depth the social, literary and political changes wrought by what has been termed the “people’s war”. Developing and drawing upon different illustrative sources from those of our previous series – “Put out More Flags” – we will explore themes including: social welfare, fears of invasion, the role of women, the Home Front, wartime film propaganda, cities at war, the impact of aerial bombing. The topics will be:

  1. The People’s War [Part 2]- 17th October 2016
  2. Women at War – 21st November 2016
  3. Why we Fight – 5th December 2016

Day:  Monday  Time: 10.30-16.30

3 linked day-schools: Monday 17th October, 21st November and 5th December

Cross Street Chapel,
Cross Street,
Manchester, M2 1NL

Price per Day-school:

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£40 n/a 12 35

Price for all three day schools:

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£110 n/a 12 35

To book, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to

Alan Sennett, Flat 5, 36 Oak Road, Withington, Manchester M20 3DA
email: phone: 0161 4380309

Creina Mansfield, Beech Court, Beech Hall Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2EF
email: phone: 01625 511581