The Florence Nightingale You (Probably) Don’t Know and Should

This talk, by Lynn McDonald, will show the broad scope of influence Nightingale had on getting professional nursing established in many places, how her workhouse reforms became the first step towards health care for all, achieved in the NHS in 1948, her devotion to India, and her important late writing (Notes on Nursing was only the start).

Professor Lynn McDonald is the director of the 16-volume Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, 2001-2012 and a co-founder of the Nightingale Society. She did her PhD at the London School of Economics, is a Member of the Order of Canada, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and is now a professor emerita at the University of Guelph, Ontario. She has also been a successful health care reformer. As an MP she authored Canada’s Non-smokers’ Health Act, 1988, the first legislation in the world to establish smoke-free work and public places.

The talk is included in museum entry price and is suitable for all visitors 16+.

Key facts

Free Public Talk

Tuesday 24 March

Free with paid museum admission

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