Interesting Women

Interesting Women

Lois Elwood Windeyer [1894-1977] was a first year student in Arts at the University of Sydney in 1914. She followed her mother and sister to England at the outbreak of war and gave service firstly as a nurse and then as a driver in England and France. Returning to Australia in 1920 she worked in Sydney as a hire car driver in her own business, […]

Trixie Whitehead: Intelligence and the First World War

Trixie Whitehead: Intelligence and the First World War

British intelligence tends to conjure up thoughts of MI6, James Bond and of course the Cold War. It was WWI, however, that was the first international conflict that British intelligence agencies became an important part of the government’s overall war effort. This is of particular relevance to the Expert Nation project. While doing research on the graduates of the Women’s College within the University of […]

Dentistry & the War

Dentistry & the War

When war broke out in 1914, dentistry was still embroiled in bitter conflicts between interest groups with different understandings of the social status of the profession and the relationship of universities to it. But the wartime experience of solider dentists left them in no doubt about these questions. For dentistry, as for so many other branches of science, the war functioned as a ‘huge laboratory […]