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Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

This course is part of the Literature Summer Programme.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

Vera Brittain’s novel, Testament of Youth (1933) describes the devastating impact of the First World War upon her life and her close friendship with fellow writer Winifred Holtby, which sustained her in the aftermath. Both women became committed pacifists. This course will examine their post-war lives and work.


Course dates

30 Jul 2018 to 03 Aug 2018

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

09 Jul 2018

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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