Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020


Online exhibition via Manuscripts and Special CollectionsThe coronavirus pandemic sadly forced us to postpone/cancel the programme of exhibitions, talks, guided walks, film screenings and other events that we had planned to celebrate Nightingale's bicentenary in spring 2020.

We hope that the exhibition will reopen in early 2021.

In the meantime, thanks to the work of the Manuscripts and Special Collections team, we have been able to put some of our exhibition materials online, along with a series of talks and articles from our team and guest contributors.

Please follow the link above to our online exhibition and visit our Nightingale bicentenary homepage.





Webinar with the British Association of Critical Care Nurses

In May 2020 Paul Crawford and Richard Bates from the project team ran a webinar session with the BACCN.

You can hear a recording of the webinar by following the link on the BACCN website. 





Nursing Discussion Forum

Our first discussion forum took take place on 23 September 2019, on the theme of creative reflection in nursing. This was run in conjunction with the UNESCO Nottingham City of Literature programme and the Royal Literary Fund, and linked up with the University of Nottingham’s Graduate Entry nursing programme.

One of the sessions from the day, a talk by the writer and nurse Molly Case (author of the new book How to Treat People), is now available online.





2020 Workshop - 'The Home in Modern History and Culture'

Our second workshop, in January 2020, explored the theme of Home and its applicability as a prism through which to understand historical and cultural change.

You can read the abstracts of the talks presented by opening the PDF below:

Home in History workshop abstracts

Please visit the event page if you would like to know more.


2019 Workshop - 'Locating Health'

Our first workshop, entitled 'Locating Health' and focusing on regional histories of health in the period 1800-1948, took place on 11 January 2019 at the University of Nottingham.

If you are interested to find out more about the contents, you can read the review of the day published on the medical humanities website thepolyphony.org. The conference website and call for papers are archived in the University's website.




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Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020
Email: nightingale2020@nottingham.ac.uk