Pioneering Women for a Pioneering Act: RCN Fellows Lecture

Royal College of Nursing Library & Heritage Centre

5th November 2019 | 5:30PM



Dr Alison O’Donnell explores the Royal College of Nursing archive to give a history of the pioneering women involved in the passing of the Registration Act in 1919, including College secretary Mary Rundle, co-founder Sarah Swift and founding member Rachael Cox-Davies. These women knew why the Registration Bill was pioneering for nursing as a profession: improving education, status, working conditions and moving towards fair and equal pay. However, a century later, some of these issues remain pertinent: safe staffing, education and the status of nursing as a profession.

Free event, but tickets should be booked in advance on the link below.

Accessibility

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible. There is a hearing loop in the lecture room. We can offer large print copies of presentations if requested at least a week before the event. Assistance dogs are welcome.

If you have any other needs, please email us at rcn.library@rcn.org.uk and we will assist you wherever possible. Advertised start times are when the doors open. Talks usually begin 30 minutes later. Check back nearer the time for the full programme. Where possible, we film events and put them up online. Check our website for footage of past events.

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From Maggots to Matrons: Rituals and Myths in Nursing

Royal College of Nursing Library & Heritage Centre

6th November 2019 | 5:30PM



From maggots to matrons, enemas to egg white and oxygen, generations of nurses reminisce about a profession steeped in tradition. Claire Laurent’s Rituals & Myths in Nursing: A Social History, (Pen & Sword, 2019) explores the history behind those rituals, challenges the more absurd and celebrates the increasing complexity of the job that is nursing. The talk will be followed by a drinks reception and book signing.

Accessibility

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible. There is a hearing loop in the lecture room. We can offer large print copies of presentations if requested at least a week before the event. Assistance dogs are welcome.

If you have any other needs, please email us at rcn.library@rcn.org.uk and we will assist you wherever possible. Advertised start times are when the doors open. Talks usually begin 30 minutes later. Check back nearer the time for the full programme. Where possible, we film events and put them up online. Check our website for footage of past events.

View our Terms & Conditions for events here.



Museum Lates at the Royal College of Physicians

Royal College of Physicians Museum

7th November 2019 | 5:00PM



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 tour.

Free 30 minute exhibition tours start at 6pm, book online now to reserve your place.

For details of the changing monthly programme of drop-in activities, talks and workshops click here to check the Royal College of Physicians website

 

Highlights of any visit include:

  • priceless portraits and silver displayed throughout the building
  • medical rarities such as the Symons collection of self-care instruments and medical apparatus, the Hoffbrand collection of apothecary jars and the Prujean chest of surgical tools from the era of the English Civil War
  • a remarkable set of 17th-century human remains, providing a fascinating insight into dissection and discovery in anatomy
  • regular displays from our archive and rare books collections
  • a changing programme of acclaimed temporary exhibitions

Forthcoming Museum Lates:

  • Thursday 1 August 2019
  • Thursday 5 September 2019
  • Thursday 10 October 2019 (one week later than usual)
  • Thursday 7 November 2019
  • Thursday 5 December 2019



Humanitarian Action and ethics: Panel Discussion

Worshipful Society of Apothecaries

15th November 2019 | 6:00PM


This event will provide an opportunity to hear and discuss recent thinking on ethics and humanitarian action, including the light shed on this by practical experiences from the field. Key players Two of the panel members will be the editors of the recently published book, Humanitarian Action & Ethics (ISBN 978-1-78699-267-3 pb) Dr Ayesha Ahmad lectures on the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries’ Conflict & Catastrophe Medicine course, on Global Health at St George’s University of London, and is an Honorary Lecturer at University College London’s Institute for Global Health. Dr James Smith is a Research Fellow with the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and has worked as an advisor to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Operational Centre Barcelona and as a researcher with MSF’s Research Unit on Humanitarian Stakes and Practices. Other members of the four-person panel will be drawn from contributors to the book.

A wonderful opportunity for a few drinks and a bit of networking!

Please email Goldy at facultycc@apothecaries.org



INTRODUCING FREUD: Case Histories: Dora, Rat Man, Schreber

Freud Museum London

16th November 2019 | 10:00AM



Freud’s major case histories are examples of supremely great writing, and, in the century since they were composed, have taken their place among the classics of Western thought.

In these brilliant essays, Freud puts himself on display both as a clinician and as a theorist, and the fact that he was honest enough to describe his failures as well as what he took to be his successes, ensures their enduring value for us today. We will look at three case histories, illustrating the psychoanalysis of hysteria, obsessional neurosis, and paranoia. In the first two, we witness the unfolding of Freud’s practice of psychoanalysis, as he leaves behind his original stance of being a ‘detective’ – actively questioning the patient to build up a picture of the probable causes of the symptoms – and replaces it with his mature approach in which the analyst ‘simply listens’. The third is based on a memoir of psychotic illness written by the patient, and this provides Freud with the material to formulate new psychological hypotheses, which extend the range of psychoanalytic theory beyond the neuroses.

Case Histories day course outline.

This is the fourth of five Saturday courses offering a complete introduction to Freud. The course will be accessible to beginners – but is also designed for those already familiar with Freud’s work who wish to acquaint themselves with the results of the latest research and scholarship bearing upon it, and up-date themselves on the recent debates addressing the intellectual issues and controversies surrounding it.



Activism, Nursing and Women’s Rights: Then and Now

Royal College of Nursing Library & Heritage Centre

26th November 2019 | 5:30PM



The early twentieth century was an important time for nursing activism. Nurses were involved in the campaign for women’s suffrage in 1918, and the introduction of nursing registration in 1919. For the 100th anniversary of registration, hear from two experts on the history of women’s rights. RCN President Anne Marie Rafferty explores the history of nursing activism, especially those nurses involved in the suffrage campaign. Helen Pankhurst – great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and a leading women’s rights campaigner – charts how women’s lives have changed over the last century and offers a powerful and positive argument for a new way forward.

Free event, but tickets should be booked in advance on the link below.

Accessibility

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible. There is a hearing loop in the lecture room. We can offer large print copies of presentations if requested at least a week before the event. Assistance dogs are welcome.

If you have any other needs, please email us at rcn.library@rcn.org.uk and we will assist you wherever possible. Advertised start times are when the doors open. Talks usually begin 30 minutes later. Check back nearer the time for the full programme. Where possible, we film events and put them up online. Check our website for footage of past events.  https://www.rcn.org.uk/library/exhibitions-and-events/previous-events

View our Terms & Conditions for events here.

 



Historical Reflections on Medicine and Sexual Violence

Worshipful Society of Apothecaries

27th November 2019 | 6:00PM


The Macdonald Critchley Lecture is presented by Professor Joanna Bourke on 27 November 2019. Click here for details.

Joanna Bourke is the Principal Investigator on a 5-year, multi-disciplinary, Wellcome Trust-funded project entitled “Sexual Violence, Medicine, and Psychiatry”.

The lecture and buffet is open to the public and members.



INTRODUCING FREUD: The Later Freud

Freud Museum London

30th November 2019 | 10:00AM



Freud continually revised his theories throughout his career.

And in some of his later works he explicitly abandoned the fundamental assumptions on which his early thinking had been based. The most far-reaching of these departures were rooted in a series of new and profound psychological insights formulated around the time of the First World War. In the post-war period, he also broadened the scope of psychoanalytic thinking by offering comprehensive theories of religion and society.

The Later Freud day course outline

This is the fifth of five day courses offering a complete introduction to Freud. The course will be accessible to beginners – but is also designed for those already familiar with Freud’s work who wish to acquaint themselves with the results of the latest research and scholarship, and update themselves on the recent debates addressing the intellectual issues and controversies surrounding it.



Museum & Theatre Open Day 30 November 2019

Langdon Down Museum

30th November 2019 | 10:00AM



The museum and theatre are open from 10am to 5pm.  

(Last entry 4.30pm)

Talk 11am – 12.00pm: Royal Earlswood Asylum

The history of Earlswood where Dr John Langdon Down worked as Medical Superindendent from 1858 to 1868. It was here that he developed his ideas about care, education and training for people with learning disabilities. While at Earlswood he began his research and identified the condition in 1866 now known as Down’s syndrome.

This event is free. Booking not required. Donations welcome.