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Royal College of Nursing Library and Heritage Centre

Nurse veterans of the Great War in 1920s France,

Type:   Event / Lecture, talk or reading

Location:   Royal College of Nursing Library and Heritage Centre, 20 Cavendish Square, London, Greater London, England, W1G 0RN.

Date:   30 March 2017


In this inaugural RCN History of Nursing Society Lecture, Professor Alison Fell (University of Leeds) will explore associations of former war nurses – both trained and volunteer - in France, Belgium and Britain in the 1920s. These groups of what might be called female ‘war veterans’ had both ‘public’ and ‘private’ functions. They served on the one hand as pressure groups that lobbied governments for improved rights and increased recognition of former nurses and, on the other, as social networks, as mutually supportive communities to and through which women of different social backgrounds were able to articulate a common identity predicated on their war service.

Doors will open at 6pm, and the talk starts at 6.30. It will be followed by a free drinks reception.

Suitable for 18+, 16-17


Registration Registration required

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