Florence Nightingale talk
Florence Nightingale; celebrating her life & legacy
Come and celebrate Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday with a tea party from 4pm and a talk about the founder of modern nursing at 4.30pm. Dr Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead, Professor of Health and Social Care at the University of Chester will talk about Florence Nightingale’s life and her legacy for the profession today. There will also be an opportunity to hear from other nurses who have been inspired by the ‘Lady with the Lamp’.
Objects relating to Florence Nightingale from the Riverside Museum will also be on display, including an original letter she wrote from Balaclava in 1856.
The University of Chester’s Faculty of Health and Social Care Historical Society aims to unite individuals with an interest in medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work across the University and the wider community. The Society meets regularly for a range of talks and discussion and anyone with an interest in health and social care or social history is welcome to attend.