JOURNALIST, broadcaster, author and campaigner Kate Adie, pictured, will be giving a lecture at Salisbury Cathedral next month.

The Kate Adie lecture at Salisbury Cathedral will focus on the contribution of Christian Women in the First World War.

The vital and rarely fully recognised role of women on the Home Front is the subject of her recent book Fighting on the Home Front – the legacy of women in The First World War written to commemorate the centenary of the war beginning.

Sarah Mullally, canon treasurer at the cathedral, said: “2014 marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.

“One of the lasting legacies of that war is that women began to take up essential roles, and these pioneering women who helped win the war also won for women rights of their own and the possibility of an independent income.

“As a woman who represents this legacy we are delighted that Kate Adie has chosen to talk about her compelling work on these pioneering women here at Salisbury Cathedral.”

No tickets are required for The Kate Adie Lecture but there will be a retiring collection with a £10 donation suggested, with proceeds supporting the work of Women and the Church (WATCH), of which she is a keen supporter.

Hilary Cotton, chairman of WATCH, said: “Kate Adie impressed us all as a news reporter in dangerous and difficult circumstances around the world. She is an example of strength and truth-telling while ‘under fire’.”

The lecture will be at 2.30pm on Saturday, February 15.

Adie will also give this lecture at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, on Monday February 10 at 7pm and at York Minster on Monday, February 24 at 7.30pm.