Book Week Scotland: Elsie Inglis - the woman who could not sit still at Troon Library

Where: Troon Library, South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF
When: Wednesday 20 November 2019 at 7pm

Dundonald based playwright Dave Dewar tells the tale in an illustrated talk.

Doctor Elsie Inglis was one of Scotland's most inspiring women.  Surgeon, suffragist, and founder of the Scottish Women's Hospitals for Foreign Service during World War I.

The British War Office in 1914 rejected her offer to provide a unique all-women medical service for the war front.   She was told, "My good lady, go home and sit still."  Thankfully, other Allied nations welcomed the service.

1500 women in 14 hospital units saved thousands of soldiers' lives in France, Serbia, Russia, Romania and Greece.  Some of these women were from Ayrshire.

Free event, but booking required. Please visit Troon Library to book your tickets.

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