Living Legacies 1914-18

The 'Living Legacies 1914-18' public engagement centre is a focal point for connecting academic and community researchers interested in how World War 1 lives on in the twenty-first century world.

Our Centre provides community outreach, engagement and collaboration between research organisations and researchers and community groups—including young people—interested in researching and commemorating World War 1, the broader historical and cultural context of the War, and its continuing legacies and impacts today.


Funded by the Living Legacies Engagement Centre, the Dominion Geordies project has produced a short documentary telling the fascinating story of three of the 7,000 plus men who the project discovered. The film places pre-war migration in its wider context before looking in detail at the lives of John Burdon McKean, John Collinson, and George Huntly Wood. Click hereĀ for more information.

If your community group or project has an interest in one or more of these areas, then there is scope to develop this further by working with our network of researchers through the Living Legacies Centre.

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We are now open for enquiries about developing collaborative projects and expanding our research network:
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