|The Nightingale Society|
|Newsletter||3 September 2014|
Report from Lynn McDonald, 3 September 2014
BBC Complaint on “Horrible Histories”
The BBC Trust has finally issued its verdict (16 pages) on the complaint initially sent in by Eileen Magnello and myself in May 2013, followed up by me alone, not one of our co-signed complaints. (The BBC can’t cope with multiple complainers.) It, however, is embargoed until 30 September, when it will be published in the monthly bulletin Editorial Standards Findings, available online, and which you will hear about!
Nightingale Society Meeting, London
The Nightingale Society will hold its second meeting in London October 20 at 11:00 a.m. at the Royal Statistical Society. Anyone who has not attended before, and is available to come to this meeting, please let us know. This is a planning and reporting meeting (lots to discuss), will not be large, but as it is a lunch meeting we need to know how many are coming. Thanks to Dr Eileen Magnello for hosting it.
Informal Meetings in London
I will be in London from October 2 to November 2 (mainly at the British Library, with one trip to Derby planned) and will be happy to meet with people informally during that time. Please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Zealand Support
Dr Ron Trubuhovich sent a letter of complaint about the Seacole statue, such a nice letter! to the chief executive and the medical director of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust. It is good for them to know that Nightingale has a following in other countries who notice what they are doing.
“Lessons on Lies”
My Daily Mail story continues to circulate. There were 748 comments, some of them great, and many humorous. Should I mind being called the “Apostrophe police”? I have been called worse. Some people contacted me, with appreciation. We made some allies. However, since then I have discovered many further schools teaching the myths about Seacole, and the Times Educational Supplement “resources” pages are rife with wild claims for Seacole, often with jibes at Nightingale.