Award-winning former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie will be headlining at this year’s festival with a talk about her latest book ‘Fighting on the Home Front – The Legacy of Women in World War One’.
Kate will be appearing at The Beacon, Wantage on Sunday, October 26, to reveal the ways in which women’s lives changed during the First World War – and what the impact has been for women in its centenary year.
She will tell how the war allowed a generation of women to emerge from the shadows of their domestic lives to take up essential roles, from transport to policing, munitions to sport, entertainment, even politics.
Kate, who has reported from war zones around the world, presents From Our Own Correspondent on BBC Radio 4 and is the author of four bestselling books.
Sunday, October 26. 2:30pm. The Beacon, Wantage. Tickets: £10