Kate Adie on Christian Women's War

by Michael Ford last modified 18 Dec, 2014 03:28 PM

The broadcaster and journalist Kate Adie was interviewed by Jillian Moody for the Church of England while she was in Salisbury for a lecture at the Cathedral on Saturday 15 February.

The lecture, entitled ‘Christian Women in the First World War’, drew on subject matter for 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.”

Kate Adie became the BBC`s chief news correspondent in 1989, and has reported from war zones around the world. She has won numerous awards including three Royal Television Society awards, the Bafta Richard Dimbleby Award, and the Broadcasting Press Guild`s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting. She was awarded an OBE in 1993. Kate Adie presents 'From Our Own Correspondent' on BBC Radio 4 and is the author of four bestselling books.

Click here and here for Cathedral stories with short audio clips; 
Click here for the full interview on Soundcloud.

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