Prosthetics in the first world war

Bader Grant Recipient, Nicola Lane, has been in touch to let us know about a forthcoming event to be held at the RNOH, Stanmore, on Tuesday 25th February, 18:00 – 21:00 GMT. 

Dr. Julie Anderson, Reader in History & Faculty Director of Medical Humanities at the University of Kent, will examine the British soldier’s experience of amputation and prosthetics in the First World War, and its subsequent legacy.  Dr.Imad Sedki, RNOH Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, will present his perspective on contemporary prosthetics and rehabilitation.

This promises to be a fascinating and informative evening and all are welcome though, as space will be limited, you will need to register to secure your place. 

You’ll find a Registration link, contact details and more information on the Event Page via the link at the bottom of the post.

The event has been facilitated by Nicola’s company, Pegleg Productions.


Nicola, an artist/filmmaker, first approached the DBF in 1999 for a Bader Grant to assist her with making a body of work about her experience of limb loss, and again in 2013 to enable the screening of her film, The Fitting Room, based at the RNOH, which was funded by the Big Lottery Awards for All. 

The Fitting Room invites us into the hospital’s fitting room to share the women’s humorous and challenging experiences with prosthetics, body image, and the lifelong process of working with prosthetists to repair and replace their prosthetic limbs.  

She has gone on to create some fascinating, original and powerful work and you can get more information about her latest project,  Searching for the Grey Lady: A Ghost from WW1 at the RNOH, created by Nicola with Kent University’s Gateways to the First World War, and their academic team via the link below.

We are always delighted to receive updates from our Grant Recipients and so impressed with what Nicola has achieved. We are proud to have been able to contribute to her valuable work, which is “dedicated to creative projects communicating the different difficult and diverse point of view“.

I hope to bring you more from Nicola shortly…


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