Statistics & Evidence Based Healthcare

James Heywood, 1810-1897

No. 170

James Heywood was a British Liberal MP, philanthropist and social reformer who was a strong supporter of Nightingale’s statistical work. He was president of the Manchester Statistical Society in 1853 and later became President of the Royal Statistical Society in 1875.


James Heywood

James Heywood
by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 27 May 1861
NPG Ax53977
© National Portrait Gallery, London

Exhibits from ‘Statistician & Evidence Based Healthcare’

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Nightingale is respected worldwide for her pioneering role in developing the nursing profession, her statistical work, and her evidence-based approach to healthcare. In honour of her bicentenary the World Health Organisation have named 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

In our special exhibition, you will find out about objects, people and places which tell interesting stories about Florence’s life and legacy. You’ll discover artefacts from her life, people she both inspired and challenged, and places she helped to shape. There’s many more insights too!

Please click on the different sections of her famous coxcomb diagram to explore various aspects of her life and legacy. We hope you enjoy exploring!