Normansfield Theatre

Langdon Down Museum

8th July 2017 | 11:00AM



Saturday 8 July | 11am – 12.30pm

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. Booking required: Call: 0333 1212 300 or email: Lesley Alabaf. lesley.alabaf@downs-syndrome.org.uk



Caring for bodies, recovering men: Nursing in the Second World War

Royal College of Nursing Library & Heritage Centre

19th July 2017 | 2:00PM



The nurses who went to war between 1939 and 1945 had been trained in the apprenticeship system of the British hospital nurse training schools. The programmes prepared these mostly young women in some way to manage the horror of war nursing, the injuries, the disease and the long and harsh working hours. They had not, however, been prepared for the need to support the emotional and psychological care of war-damaged men. Jane Brooks explores the transformations in nursing practice during the Second World War to address this. The event includes a tour of the museum: visit the website for full details.

Free event. The Museum of Military Medicine, Keogh Barracks, Ash Vale, Aldershot GU12 5RQ

Book here: https://www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/events/caring-for-bodies



Talk: Great Names in the Social History of Learning Disability

Langdon Down Museum

29th July 2017 | 11:00AM



A talk about some of the great names in the social history of learning disability, from the early 19th Century to the present day. Those who brought improvements to the education, training, care and rights of those with learning disabilities. Cost: Free. Booking not required.