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!
Mythical Florence: Where Does the Lady with the Lamp Stand Today?
William Nightingale's Domesday Book
The Suitor and the Sister
'Field Ambulance Used by Florence Nightingale'. Photograph, n.d. Wellcome Collection, Creative Commons licence CC BY 4.0.
London Road Community Hospital in Derby Renamed After Florence Nightingale
On July 5th 2021, London Road Community Hospital in Derby was renamed Florence Nightingale Community Hospital. In addition to the renaming, the current and former chairs of the hospital, respectively Dr Kathy McLean and John Rivers CBE, unveiled a new statue of Florence Nightingale. In his talk at the event, Mr Rivers highlighted how Florence ...
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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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