Sanitary Skills: Health visiting past to present

Royal College of Nursing Library & Heritage Centre

8th March 2017 | 5:30PM

Health visiting in the UK arose as a public health profession in the Victorian era. Health visitors supported and supervised mothers, teaching them hygiene, infant feeding and diet. Theirs was a multi-faceted role, which required nursing skills, sanitary knowledge and training in law and disease-control. Dr Jane Brooks (University of Manchester) looks at the changing role of health visitors in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, while Dr Cheryll Adams and Professor Dame Sarah Cowley (Institute of Health Visiting) will explain later changes, and the impact health visitors have on the health of the public today.

Image courtesy of Wellcome Library London.

Normansfield Theatre

Langdon Down Museum

25th March 2017 | 11:00AM

A talk on the history of Normansfield’s Grade II* listed Victorian theatre that opened in 1879 and is a venue today for drama, concerts and opera. Your visit includes a walk around the theatre and back rooms. On view will be part of the scenery store of restored original Victorian side flats. Using our interactive touch screen catalogue you can view the 150 items of scenery stored in the building that include beautiful backcloths, side flats, top borders and props. Light refreshments.

Cost: £10.