Hadlow Down based charity Sound Architect was invited to attend an event at the House of Commons hosted by TV historian Dan Snow on October 22.
The aim was to showcase the charity’s World War I centenary project ‘Conscientious Objectors’. The team joined nine other groups from across the UK exploring First World War stories thanks to investment in the projects by the Heritage Lottery Fund. MPs had the chance to see Sound Architect’s project which worked with students and adult volunteers to uncover a complex story.
Objecting to military service on the grounds of conscience included people who objected on religious grounds and many of them found other ways to support the war effort without taking up arms. Chief executive Rachel Lewis said: “Students encountered different and often strong opinions during this project and discovered there is still sensitivity and stigma attached to the subject even today.”