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Throughout my time at Leeds University I have often heard the phrase “make the most of every opportunity”. Aware that studying for a PhD and a place on the Men, Women and Care Team was a fantastic opportunity, it is only recently that I have started to see my research...

As my research progress, I am beginning to understand that the relationship between religious charities and disabled ex-servicemen of the First World War is anything but simple. With the predominant absence of this topic in the religious and social history of the war, I had assumed that Christian organisations must...

Five months into my research project, I have visited the National Archives at Kew a number of times, and am gathering a collection of interesting and useful sources for my PhD thesis. As my project deals with specific conditions, namely facial injuries and war neurosis, the process of selecting relevant...