Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020
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Blogs and Announcement

Our blog is run by the postdoctoral researchers on the project, Dr Jonathan Memel and Dr Richard Bates. 

Read the Nightingale Comes Home blog

Hosted by University of Nottingham Blogs, we will use it to announce project news and reflect on some of our research activities and findings. See the 'research blogs' below for recent examples. 

We welcome guest blogs on topics related to Nightingale and nursing, health, industrial and cultural history in Derbyshire and the wider East Midlands. If you'd like to write such a post, please get in touch.

We are particularly keen to hear from Citizen Researchers, i.e. non-academics investigating topics relating to NIghtingale. If that sounds like you, tell us!

Research Blogs

Mythical Florence: Where Does the Lady with the Lamp Stand Today?

William Nightingale's Domesday Book

The Suitor and the Sister

Black and white photograph of the carriage used as a field ambulance by Nightingale in the Crimea.

'Field Ambulance Used by Florence Nightingale'. Photograph, n.d. Wellcome Collection, Creative Commons licence CC BY 4.0.

 

 

Latest Announcements

Book talk – Richard on Florence Nightingale at Home

On 12 February, I gave a talk to the Derby Archaelogical Society about our book, Florence Nightingale at Home. You can watch the talk at the following link: Richard’s talk to the DAS

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Interview with Ian Maclean MBE of John Smedley Ltd

John Smedley Ltd is one of the oldest textile businesses in the world, having been first established at Lea in Derbyshire in 1784 by Peter Nightingale – Florence’s great-great-uncle. I recently interviewed Ian Maclean, its current managing director, about the company’s historical legacy, links with Nightingale, and its work during the pandemic, for which Ian ...

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Our exhibition – update

Our exhibition, ‘Florence Nightingale Comes Home’, which was originally scheduled to open in the spring, finally opened on Thursday 29 October 2020 – only to have to re-close again on the 30th because of new Covid-19 restrictions. In the first instance the closure lasts for 28 days. We are hoping to film a virtual guided ...

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Congratulations to nurses celebrated in Queen’s Birthday Honours

The recently-announced Queen’s Birthday honours list celebrates more than 50 nurses, with particular attention paid to those working in emergency care, infection prevention and control, public health, research and the military. The awards include two new damehoods, notably including Anne-Marie Rafferty, who is part of our Nightingale project’s advisory board. the honours list acknowledges her ...

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Louise Page 1955-2020

This post is to mark the passing of Louise Page, who died earlier this year after a battle with cancer. Louise was a prolific and acclaimed playwright, scriptwriter and academic. The Guardian published an obituary of her in June. Louise was a friend of, and contributor to, the Nightingale Comes Home project. As part of her work with the ...

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