St John of Jerusalem: Ancient Order, Modern Hospital

The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries

2nd November 2021 | 6:00PM


(Monckton Copeman 2021)

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Speakers:
Dr David H Verity, MD MA FRCOphth
Hospitaller, Order of St John

Sir Andrew Cash, OBE
Chair of the Board of Trustees, St John Eye Hospital Group

The Maccabaean Prize and Medal will be awarded to Dr Bryan Rhodes, presented by The Maccabaean Society.
The Rose Prize will be awarded to Dr Stephen Gillam.

6pm – 7.15pm Lecture
Members – £5.00
Non-Members – £10.00
Students free (email facultyhp@apothecaries.org)

Lecture & supper (optional) including wine and soft drinks
Full rate – £40
Students – £15

Faculty Members – click here
Non Faculty Members – click here

 



Nursing a Pandemic: Vaccinating the Nation

Royal College of Nursing Library & Heritage Centre

10th November 2021 | 5:30PM



Join us for the 10th event in our series recording the nursing experience of the COVID-19 Pandemic, focusing on vaccination in the UK.

For the 10th event in our series recording nursing experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic we look at the vaccination programme across the UK. This has been an enormous undertaking, ever since the very first vaccine in England was delivered by a nurse in December 2020. Nursing staff have been a vital part of setting up mass vaccination centres and providing services throughout. In this event, listen live to the experiences of nurses involved in this historic undertaking.

The interviewers are RCN Professional Leads Helen Donovan and Heather Randle.

The interviewees are Louise Cahill, who has been clinical coordinator of a COVID-19 vaccination centre in Newport since December 2020, and Carole Phillips.

About the series:

We are living in historic times. Since the World Health Organization declared a pandemic in 11 March 2020, nursing staff have performed a huge range of vital roles in the COVID-19 response in the UK and beyond. Now is the time to go beyond the “clap for carers” and better understand what life during the pandemic has been like for nursing staff in different situations and contexts. From first responders and nursing leaders to staff working in care homes and the nursing students who stepped up from their degrees to support the NHS, this series marks the ongoing impact of the pandemic on nursing and nurses.

Each virtual event takes the form of live interviews with nursing and healthcare staff and students, followed by a Q&A. The interviews will be recorded and added to the RCN archive, making sure these experiences are recorded for posterity.

This event is open to all, and will take place online. Please sign up to attend and the link to join will be circulated in advance: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nursing-a-pandemic-vaccinating-the-nation-tickets-169315133121.

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Alternative selfies: live virtual self-portrait class

Royal College of Physicians Museum

10th November 2021 | 6:30PM



Led by London Drawing, take part in an exciting virtual self-portrait workshop inspired by online exhibition RCP Unseen.

RCP Museum is partnering again with London Drawing, this time on a creative self-portrait class inspired by the RCP’s portraits, prints and objects featured in current exhibition RCP Unseen. Join us to take a virtual trip around the RCP Unseen exhibition through drawing and creative exploration.

The session will be led by two London Drawing tutors, with demonstrations and simple guided drawing activities including explorative drawing techniques and collage – all designed to unlock your creativity whatever your skill level.

As the exercises unfold we will explore how physicians have been illustrated in the past: how they wanted people to see them, how others sometimes saw them and the objects that were important to them. We will take a sneak peek at some of these objects, the stories behind them and their significance to those who have donated them to our Museum.

We will then use some of the visual language explored in the RCP Unseen exhibition to create our own ‘alternative selfie portraits’.

To enjoy the session at home it will help to have at hand a few materials including:

  • Paper / envelopes / paper from the recycling
  • Pencils
  • Any pens / felt tips / highlighters
  • Scissors
  • Pritt stick or glue if you have it, but this is not essential
  • If you would like to, please bring an object or wear a piece of clothing that is important to you to include in your portrait.

Pre-booking is essential and places are limited.

Suitable for all levels of ability.

Book now

About London Drawing

London Drawing is a collaboration between professional artists, tutors, directed by Anne Noble-Partridge. Combining over 20 years of teaching experience and current professional practice, London Drawing have worked with major arts institutions, galleries including Tate Modern, the British Museum, the Barbican and the Design Museum. Their bespoke workshops are hands-on, creative sessions, designed to be challenging, fun and informative- to unlock your creativity no matter what your skill level.



Witches’ Stories: Nurses and midwives accused of witchcraft (1563-1736)

Royal College of Nursing Library & Heritage Centre

17th November 2021 | 6:00PM



Hear the stories of Scotland’s early nurses and midwives accused of witchcraft for helping others in the annual RCN Foundation Lecture.

The Annual RCN Foundation Lecture

Between 1563 and 1736, almost 4,000 people were accused of witchcraft in Scotland under the Witchcraft Act. Women and men were accused of witchcraft for various reasons, but some were accused of being witches for helping to care for their neighbours during sickness and childbirth. Nicola Ring, Nessa McHugh and Rachel Davidson-Welch from Edinburgh Napier University share the findings of their research into this forgotten chapter of nursing history. They will tell the stories of some of the Scottish women and men cruelly and unfairly accused and punished for helping others, talk about their healing practices and reflect on what they did from a modern healthcare perspective.

The project was funded by a Monica Baly Education Grant from the RCN Foundation.

This event is open to all, and will take place online. Please sign up to attend and the link to join will be circulated in advance.

Read the full terms and conditions for our events here.



A Day in the Life Of…Mental Health Support

Royal College of Nursing Library & Heritage Centre

23rd November 2021 | 5:30PM



Join us on Nursing Support Workers Day to hear from mental health support staff about their experiences of providing care.

Earlier this year, we heard from nursing support workers in hospitals and community care in moving interviews about their experiences of the COVID-19 Pandemic. However, what have things been like for mental health support workers over the last two years?

Linked to our series recording nursing experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will hear direct from mental health support workers around the UK about what a day in their life involves.

The event will be introduced by Richard Griffin, Professor of Healthcare Management at Kings Business School, Kings College London.

Our Stories

Hear from:

Devina Dickon (Assistant Practitioner), Ophelia Salmon-Brown (Trainee Nursing Associate), Angela Hawkins (Nursing Associate) and Inesa Sinkeviciute (Practice Development Lead), all at Southwest London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust.

Sunday Babanumi (Mental Health Support Worker and Nursing Support Worker Committee member, Northwest), Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

David Stocks (Suicide Prevention Community Development Worker), Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.



The History of Medicine in Japan

The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries

29th November 2021 | 6:00PM


(Macdonald Critchley 2021)

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Speaker: Ms. Pauline Chakmakjian

6pm – 7.15pm Lecture
Members – £5.00
Non-Members – £10.00
Students free (email facultyhp@apothecaries.org)

Lecture & supper (optional) including wine and soft drinks
Full rate – £40
Students – £15

Faculty Members – click here
Non Faculty Members – click here