Poppies (Women and War) by Lee Karen Stow, Murray Edwards College

To commemorate the centenary of World War One, and as part of the college's 60th anniversary celebrations, Murray Edwards College (Cambridge University) is hosting an exhibition of photographs by Lee Karen Stow, examining Women and War.

Poppies (Women and War) remembers more women in times of war, from World War I to the present day. It combines a portrait series of women whose lives have been affected by war with a botanical series of the red poppy flower (Papaver rhoeas) in its natural environment.  For the red poppy despite its delicate appearance, is able to generate new life when everything else has been destroyed, as is the orange poppy, the yellow poppy, the pink and the burgundy poppy, included here to represent women worldwide caught up in war. 

In addition, the College will be holding a day-long symposium on Women and War on 13 November 2014. Speakers will present on topics including women and heroism, women artists in the Cold War, and women as peacemakers.

The Exhibition will take place from 1 to 30 November 2014; 10am to 6pm. You can find further details on the exhibition and directions at the website here.