|The Nightingale Society|
|Newsletter||3 January 2020
By Lynn McDonald, co-founder
Meeting in London
The Nightingale Society usually meets in London in the spring, timed to suit other meetings.
Can you help us set a date? If you would like to attend, please say which date you prefer:
- March 5
- March 10
- March 24
Also, we have usually met at 11:00 for a lunch meeting. We usually have an early dinner together for those who can stay in the evening. Please say preferred time: 11 (lunch) meeting, or late afternoon, say 3 or 4 p.m. (dinner to follow)
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Please say if you wish to co-sign the following. The British Library no less!
There is much to celebrate this year of the Bicentenary. We particularly focus on use of the time to establish ongoing means of recognition, such as already done by the Oxford Dept. of Statistics, which has an annual Florence Nightingale Lecture on Statistics.
The Radical Statistics Group has now set up its own annual recognition, by creating awards in infographics and statistics.
On 17 May, Romsey Abbey will be unveiling a stained glass window by artist Sophie Hacker, her “Calling Window” depicting Nightingale’s call to service. Pictures of the work in progress are intriguing.
How about annual lectures by nursing organizations, the Royal College of Nurses, the National Health Service, on Nightingale’s groundbreaking work, such as “Nightingale Lecture on Evidence-based Nursing” or “Evidence-based Healthcare” or “Universal Access to Health Care”?
My UK Trip 2020
I will be in the UK for nearly 3 months this spring, after giving a paper in Florence, Italy, at the conference of the European Association for the History of Nursing, 14-15 February. UK events I will be speaking at (confirmed) are:
- 28-29 February 2020, RadStats conference, London. This is a day and a half conference, with a walk on the Saturday afternoon and social events in the evening. My keynote address is “Florence Nightingale and Statistics: What She Did and What She Did Not.” Dr Eileen Magnello speaks on “Florence Nightingale: The Radical and Passionate Statistician.” Other contemporary papers look very interesting.
- 6 March 2020, Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives conference, Royal College of Physicians of London, “Florence Nightingale, Universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals—from then to now”
- (attending) 18 March 2020 Florence Nightingale Lecture in Statistics, at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford, 2:30 p.m.
- 23 March 2020 Conference of the Royal Statistical Society, Errol St. (near Old St.); my paper is on Nightingale and her work in statistics
- 21 April 2020 Event and exhibition at Leeds Lotherton; my talk is at 2 p.m. “Florence Nightingale: The Legacy”
- 22 April 2020, Leeds General Infirmary (Nightingale both assisted on the design and sent the first trained nurses there)
- 7 May 2020 University of Nottingham; my lecture is The Legacy of Florence Nightingale: The Work You Never Hear About, 1-2 p.m. (the University of Nottingham hosts Paul Crawford’s project on the Nightingale Family and Derbyshire)
Royal Historical Society
Two of our members, Colonel Harold Raugh, Jr (U.S. Army, ret.) and Major Colin Robins (British Army, ret.) are fellows of the Royal Historical Society. Thanks to Colonel Raugh for nominating me, I have just joined them!