Navigating Nightingale (Symposium)

Dr. Rosemary Wall of the Florence Nightingale School of Nurisng and Midwifery announces a symposium exploring the multi-faceted life of Florence Nightingale, Saturday 18th September 2010, Navigating Nightingale, Wellcome Building, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE. The symposium, organised by the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, and hosted by the Wellcome Collection, will see the life and work of Florence Nightingale discussed from a wide variety of angles including war studies, history of medicine, celebrity, the media and film, religion, statistics, travel and life writing. The programme has a variety of talks from a range of experts and disciplines. More information on how to register below. Speakers and chairs will include academics from a variety of departments at King’s, alongside experts from other universities, and including Florence Nightingale’s biographer, Mark Bostridge, the director of the Florence Nightingale Museum. The deadline for registration for the Navigating Nightingale symposium is now FRIDAY 10th SEPTEMBER. A provisional programme of the day’s papers is available to download below.

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/content/1/c6/05/44/11/NavigatingNightingaleprogramme.pdf

And for registration information by card or cheque: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/nursing/anniversary/index/events

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/nursing/events/other.html

Support for the Symposium is from the Society for the Social History of Medicine. There is a £10 discount in the registration fee for students and for SSHM members (£25 rather than £35).

Dr Rosemary Wall, BA, MSc, PhD, Research Fellow – History of Nursing, Department of Health Policy and Management, The Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Room 2.25, 57 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8WA. Telephone 020 7848 3962 E-mail – rosemary.wall@kcl.ac.uk

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