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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. 

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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

In Pursuit of Nightingale – by Katharine McMahon

Katharine McMahon is the latest guest contributor to our blog. Katharine’s novel The Rose of Sebastopol follows a thwarted disciple of Nightingale, Rosa, through her trials in the Crimea. It was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club in 2008 and went on to become an international bestseller.  In this post, Katharine recalls her ...

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Periodic Wallpaper

Our project is featured in the latest issue of the University of Nottingham magazine Vision, which marks the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Elements. It was Nottingham’s Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff that helped inspire the worldwide recognition of this landmark in the history of science. The issue features a range of projects from ...

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The First BME Nurse in the NHS – by Professor Lynn McDonald

In our latest guest blog, Professor Lynn McDonald, editor of the Collected Works of Florence Nightingale and co-founder of the Nightingale Society, outlines the little-known story of Kofoworola Abeni Pratt, the first black nurse to work in the NHS. Mrs “Rola” Pratt was an outstanding nursing leader. When the Windrush Empire arrived in the U.K. in ...

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‘We’re in an incredibly privileged position, to be able to care for people’ – interview with Sir Stephen Moss

Sir Stephen Moss is a nurse who has had a distinguished career in NHS management. He spent seven years as Director of Nursing at the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary before moving to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham in 1984, where he worked for 20 years. He also worked as a Commissioner on the first NHS ...

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Nightingale and big data – BBC video

Just thought I would share this BBC video from last week on Florence Nightingale and Big Data. It does a good job of highlighting Nightingale’s passionate interest in statistics and evidence-based policy making. The video might also have mentioned that Nightingale went out of her way to generate data where none existed for her to ...

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