The Olivier Memorial Peace Lecture 2014 was given by David Boulton. His subject was ‘Conscientious Objection in World War I and Now. What lessons should we be learning from those who had the courage to resist the national call to arms a century ago?’
David Boulton, writer, broadcaster, historian, is a former head of news and current affairs at Granada Television and editor of the investigative TV series World in Action. He has edited the CND journal Sanity and Sea of Faith (now Sofia), the journal of the Sea of Faith Network. A past President of the Friends’ [Quaker] Historical Society, he is author of twenty-two books and this year published a new and expanded edition of his Objection Overruled, the story of conscientious objectors in the first World War. The Observer described the first edition as ‘destined to become the classic account of the men who fought for the right to say no to war’.
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