The Centenary's Map
From 2014 through 2019, Mapping the Centenary is a web resource that contains information about projects and events commemorating the First World War Centenary. We ask organizations and individuals to share information about their activities – from websites to events, learning tools, and historical research – in order to develop a searchable database that will help us better understand how the centennial was commemorated and leave a lasting legacy.
A national educational initiative
The UCL Institute of Education was chosen by the government in 2013 to develop and conduct the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme (2013–2020). This award-winning £6.3 million program was a key part of the national centennial celebrations. The program was a tremendous success. It had a huge impact on thousands of teachers and millions of pupils in schools around the country, enhancing their knowledge and understanding.
2014 marks the International Day of Conscientious Objectors
A Vigil was conducted in honor of the 16,000 British Conscientious Objectors who served in WW1. The vigil consisted of quiet remembering punctuated with readings of texts and poems in the Quaker tradition. A special tribute was paid to Tottenham's 100 Conscientious Objectors, as well as their families and peace networks. Friends Meeting House, 594 Tottenham High Road, N17 9TA, hosted the vigil.