Refusing To Kill: Bristol’s World War 1 Conscientious Objectors

Refusing To Kill: Bristol's World War 1 Conscientious Objectors

‘Refusing To Kill – Bristol’s World War 1 Conscientious Objectors’ is an exhibition and series of events (music, theatre, talks) presented by Bristol’s Remembering The Real World War 1 group and supported by the University of Bristol.

The exhibition runs from 9th September 2017 – 8th January 2018 in Bristol Cathedral on College Green.

More than 350 men from the Bristol area refused to fight in World War 1. They claimed the status of conscientious objector for moral, religious or political reasons. Some agreed to take non-military roles. Others spent much of the war in prison, often under harsh conditions.

This exhibition tells the stories of these men and the people in the city who supported them. Rarely seen documents will be displayed together with photographs, letters and artefacts. Alongside the exhibition there will be a series of talks, drama and musical events.

A leaflet advertising the exhibition and details of the other events that have been oganised alongside the exhibition can be on this facebook page Bristol’s World War 1 Conscientious Objectors