12/03/2020

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War Without Glamour | An International Exhibition dedicated to the Life and Work of Emily Hobhouse

Monday 2nd – Saturday 21st March



Following a tour across the UK, the Emily Hobhouse exhibition is currently on display in the Gallery at Stuart House.

Emily Hobhouse is celebrated for her relief work in the concentration camps of the South African War. This exhibition uncovers Emily Hobhouse’s less well-known contribution to international peace, humanitarianism, and South African politics in the post-war period, including her work in Germany following the First World War. Through her remarkable writings – most vividly her book War Without Glamour – it tells the story of her lifelong commitment to revealing the devastating impact of war on civilians.

Emily Hobhouse, 1860-1926, has a Liskeard connection. She was born in St Ive, where her father was rector. After his death in 1895 she moved out of the Liskeard area, returning only for an infamous meeting in the Public Hall in 1900 at the time of the Boer War.