10. December 2020 18:00
Florence Nightingale, the “Lady with the Lamp”, was born 200 years ago on 12 May 1820. Her ideas influence the nature of modern healthcare to this day. Seven hospitals hastily built in the UK this year in order to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic were named after her, the one in East London being the largest intensive care unit in Europe, if fully operational.
The Lady with the Lamp is well known for her efforts to organise the nursing of soldiers in the Crimean war, but her greatest achievement was the establishment of the first professional training school for nurses, the Nightingale Training School at St Thomas’ Hospital in 1860, thus transforming nursing into a respectable profession for women.
David Green, the Director of the Florence Nightingale Museum, will help us explore Nightingale’s many achievements and global legacy, reminding us how the girl who studied nursing at Kaiserwerth, Germany, has shaped the future of healthcare and indeed the response to the current pandemic.
David Green is the Director of the Florence Nightingale Museum, which is a small independent charity based at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. A history and politics graduate from Southampton University with a post-graduate qualification in Heritage Management, David joined the museum in 2017 with the remit to deliver global celebrations for Nightingale’s bicentenary in 2020, recognising this could be a unique opportunity to secure the museum’s future.
The event will be chaired by Rupert Graf Strachwitz, Vice Chairman, German British Association.
Please join the event by using this link: https://zoom.us/j/91082954673 (No prior registration required!)