Courage of Conscience

Hidden histories of Derbyshire’s WW1 conscientious objectors. Young writers aged 16 – 30 worked with former Derbyshire Poet Laureate River Wolton, to research conscientious objectors and write fictional pieces in the imagined voices of these courageous individuals, their families and communities.

‘Powerful, well-researched and displayed … a wonderful message of the enduring importance of each generation’s duty to challenge the received wisdom of those who have gone before them’ (Cyril Pearce, University of Leeds)

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