Nursing & Midwifery

The Nightingale Fellowship

Display No. 102

The Nightingale Fellowship was established by Dame Alicia Lloyd Still in 1928 and is still active today. They organise regular events and award grants including the Nightingale Fellowship Benevolent Fund.

Lloyd Still was matron of St Thomas’ and head of the Nightingale Training School for Nurses from 1919 to 1937.

A 1920’s probationer said “She was a good matron, she inspired awe. She had no sense of humour but she was just, she looked the part—large and imperial. No-one who worked under her would ever forget her.”

Image courtesy of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity

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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!