World War One, The Universities and the Professions Symposium

The World War I, the Universities and the Professions symposium will bring together a group of researchers, each examining a different profession, grouped into four general themes: Medicine and Health, Science and Engineering, the Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Arts.

Themes to be explored include:

  • the impact of World War I on professional training and practice, including developments as a result of wartime research, interruption to and changes in training and university instruction, and accreditation, during and after the war
  • the post-war development of the professions, including the emergence of ‘new’ occupations, the formation and development of professional associations, the changing status of professional groups, shifts in professional membership (in terms of gender, age etc.)
  • how wartime mobility for those in the military and on other war work contributed to the development of the professions, including through enhanced national and international networks
  • how the role of the university as a place of research, and the scope of professional training, was understood and contributed to expertise

Places are limited. For a draft program and to register your attendance, please email Bethany Phillips-Peddlesden at

More information can be found on the Expert Nation website.