RCN History of Nursing Forum Annual Lecture
The year 2019 marks the centenary of the Nurses Registration Act, the legislation which inaugurated the first British professional nurses’ register and founded the General Nursing Council, the forerunner of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The register itself was created in 1921. Christine Hallet’s lecture will explore the work of reforming nurse, Ethel Gordon Fenwick (1857-1947), who led the campaign for nurse-regulation. It will also look more broadly at the changing nature of professional regulation for British nurses across a broad span of time from 1887 (the year the British Nurses’ Association was founded) to the present day.
Event taking place at:
University of Worcester, City Campus, Castle Street, Worcester WR1 3AS
Visit the Royal College of Physicians Museum after hours until 8pm on the first Thursday of the month. Explore exhibitions, art, medical objects and more than 500 years of history at England’s oldest medical college.
Discover collections, featuring everything from artworks by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Sir Thomas Lawrence and Dame Elisabeth Frink, to scarce anatomical preparations and extraordinary medical instruments, all housed in a grade 1 listed ‘modernist masterpiece’ designed by acclaimed architect Sir Denys Lasdun. See free temporary exhibitions from our award-winning team, and join a curator-led introduction to the displays.
Changing activities and workshops run each month, click here to check the Royal College of Physicians website for more details.
Exhibition and collection introductions by the curator take place throughout the evening.
Highlights of any visit include:
Forthcoming Museum Lates in 2020:
The Keats Memorial Lecture will be presented by Dr Michael Brown who is an expert on the history of medicine and surgery in the nineteenth-century Britain.
The lecture is open to the public and members.