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Milk and Human Kindness. Quaker aid in the Spanish Civil War

Milk and Human Kindness. Quaker aid in the Spanish Civil War

We are delighted to welcome, on the 25th of January, the Dr Maggie Brookes and the Professor Farah Mendlesohn for a talk at Friends House library about the extraordinary story of untrained volunteers who saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of children.


Novelist Dr Maggie Brookes and historian Professor Farah Mendlesohn will discuss the astonishing bravery of men and women who set off into a dangerous war zone to save the lives of children on both sides of the brutal Spanish Civil War. Their actions contributed to the Quakers being given the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1947 and set precedents for many humanitarian aid missions since.


Maggie's novel 'Acts of Love and War' was inspired by Farah's PhD. They will discuss the methods of research for academic work and fiction, and the roles of each in disseminating this groundbreaking and important humanitarian work.


As a special treat, Dr. Maggie Brookes and Professor Farah Mendlesohn will be open to questions and signing session.


Event Details:

Date: 25th January 2024

Time: 18:00 - 19:00 GMT

Venue: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ


This is a rare opportunity to witness the convergence of history and fiction, offering a rich tapestry of knowledge, inspiration, and admiration for the unsung heroes who shaped the course of history.

Reserve HERE your free spot now for an evening that promises to be both enlightening and unforgettable.

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30/01/2024 08:12
A most enlightening evening with Maggie and Farah. Thank you.