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Nightingale & Rathbone: Contributions to Public Health

March 30, 2017
History of Nursing Society, Royal College of Nursing

Cowdray Hall
Royal College of Nursing
London W1G 0RN
United Kingdom

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This half-day study workshop (12 - 5pm), coordinated by the RCN and Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI), is open to all and of particular interest to historians of nursing, MA and PhD researchers and public health nurses. Taking an historical perspective, the workshop will highlight the contributions made by Florence Nightingale and William Rathbone to public health. Six speakers will join us, including experts from the QNI, Florence Nightingale Museum and Public Health England. We will also have the pleasure of welcoming a descendant of Rathbone himself. The final talk will reflect on Florence Nightingale’s legacy and look forward to what the future holds for public health.

The afternoon will also be a chance to learn more about the Florence Nightingale Collection in the RCN Library & Archives and the role of the RCN in the Digitisation Project.

Tickets cost £36 (including VAT). Ticket price includes lunch and tea/coffee. The workshop will be followed by a drinks reception and evening lecture on nurse veterans of the Great War.

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March 29, 2017, 9:00am BST

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