Hidden Lives, Untold Stories: Nurses Beyond Nightingale virtual event, 30 June

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Hidden Lives, Untold Stories: Nurses Beyond Nightingale (online event)

Tuesday 30 June, 5.30 – 7pm

Booking link: https://www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/events/lib-hidden-lives-untold-stories-300620


Two hundred years after Florence Nightingale’s birth, most people recognize only a small number of nurses in history. Yet nurses have made huge contributions to healthcare history, from nursing in wartime, to mental health, and workhouses; while their roles include publishing, nursing professors, chief nursing officers, and local community district nursing. Today, the vital role of nurses in the COVID-19 Pandemic is widely acknowledged, yet individuals are rarely recognised.


Join us to hear from a group of nurses and historians who wrote the 27 new entries for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, published this year. From Annie Altschul, pioneer of mental health nursing, to Lisbeth Hockey, one of the first professors of nursing in the UK, find out how these nurses inspired and influenced the authors.


Sarah Chaney

Events & Exhibitions Manager (Wed – Fri)

Library and Archive Service

Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0RN


020 7647 3602