United Nations Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Connections

Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Cultural formation Denise Levertov
Her parents belonged to the educated, professional middle class, and were practising Christians within the Church of England , where (even to a teenager beginning to experience doubts) the services were beautiful with candlelight and...
Education Iris Murdoch
As an undergraduate she participated in clubs for debating, drama, the Classics, the Arts, the British Universities League of Nations Society (a branch of the League of Nations Union ), and the Labour Club ...
Education Mary Renault
Her godmother Aunt Bertha lent her the funds to attend Oxford. She was greatly influenced by the lectures of Gilbert Murray , Regius Professor of Greek, who lectured on Greek drama and had also founded...
Family and Intimate relationships Kathleen Raine
KR 's father, George Raine (the son of a coal-miner in County Durham, and a graduate of Durham University), was an English master and housemaster at the County High School in Ilford, a lover of...
Friends, Associates Rose Macaulay
Through correspondence RM became a life-long friend of Gilbert Murray , Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford , and Chairman of the Executive of the League of Nations Union . He was fifteen years her...
Material Conditions of Writing Naomi Mitchison
After her husband recovered from his head injury and went back to the war, NM (pregnant with her first child) became a convert to the League of Nations Society . She set out to further...
Occupation Maude Royden
In June 1921, they moved the Fellowship Services to the Guildhouse, Eccleston Square, where MR continued to preach until she resigned in December 1936. She resigned because, she said, I have to choose; and...
politics Stella Benson
SB and Gladys Forster presented a report on local brothels to the Hong Kong branch of the League of Nations Society .
Grant, Joy. Stella Benson: A Biography. Macmillan, 1987.
265, 287
politics Vera Brittain
VB was a lecturer for the League of Nations Union , travelling throughout England.
Berry, Paul, and Mark Bostridge. Vera Brittain: A Life. Chatto and Windus, 1995.
178-9
Gorham, Deborah. Vera Brittain: A Feminist Life. Blackwell, 1996.
184
politics Winifred Holtby
WH began lecturing for the League of Nations Union .
Shaw, Marion. The Clear Stream: A Life of Winifred Holtby. Virago, 1999.
111
politics Winifred Holtby
WH began a six-month lecture tour in South Africa for the League of Nations Union .
Shaw, Marion. The Clear Stream: A Life of Winifred Holtby. Virago, 1999.
89-91
Berry, Paul, and Mark Bostridge. Vera Brittain: A Life. Chatto and Windus, 1995.
217
politics Maude Royden
Brought up in a Conservative family, MR began in her late twenties and early thirties to develop the Socialist views she espoused throughout her adulthood. She said, however, I never joined any party ....
politics Ray Strachey
She later devoted much time and effort to work for the League of Nations Union and then the League of Nations itself.
Textual Production Eleanor Rathbone
ER was already alert to the effects of expansionist fascism when she contributed a foreword to The Tragedy of Abyssinia. What Britain Feels and Thinks and Wants, published by the League of Nations Union .
Pedersen, Susan. Eleanor Rathbone and the Politics of Conscience. Yale University Press, 2004.
380
Travel Vera Brittain
VB 's political commitments involved a great deal of travel, beginning with journeys all around England as a League of Nations Union lecturer. She was in Cologne in October 1924 observing the hungry, hopeless Germans...

Timeline

3 May 1915
The League of Nations Society was founded in London to study proposals to create a league of nations.
3 May 1915
The League of Nations Society was founded in London to study proposals to create a league of nations.
Early 1918
The League of Free Nations Association was founded to promote the idea of a league formed from the existing military alliance of nations who were fighting against Germany.
Early 1918
The League of Free Nations Association was founded to promote the idea of a league formed from the existing military alliance of nations who were fighting against Germany.
1 January 1920
The League of Nations officially came into being—without the United States, although the first suggestion for such a body had been made by President Woodrow Wilson .
Saturday 19 June 1926
About a hundred thousand participants of the Peacemakers' Pilgrimage (all wearing blue armbands showing the white dove of peace and the word Pax) converged on Hyde Park in London.
March 1935
The League of Nations Union organised a ballot in Britain (sometimes misleadingly called the Peace Ballot) on the question of intervention by other nations when one nation attacked another.