Explore Your Nursing Family History for Black History Month (online event)

Explore Your Nursing Family History for Black History Month (online event)

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 7th Oct 2021

 Free

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This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

Nursing often runs in families. Perhaps your grandmother or great-uncle was a nurse. But how would you go about uncovering their nursing stories? Every year in Black History Month the RCN Library and Archive are asked about the first nurses of colour working in British hospitals. The answer is that we only know a few of the many stories of black nurses in British history, from “Nurse Ophthalmic” Annie Brewster who worked at the London Hospital from 1881 to 1902 to early registered nurses like Eva Lowe, who joined the nursing register in 1935.

Join us to find out how to trace your nursing family history. TV director Tim Kirby will describe his work on the BBC documentary Our NHS: A Hidden History (available on BBC iPlayer). From one file in the National Archives, Tim managed to trace the stories of 30 nurses from Barbados. This will be followed by a practical lesson in using nursing registers to uncover your nurse ancestors with Teresa Doherty, Joint Head of the RCN Library and Archive Service.

This session is open to everyone, but will be especially interesting to people of colour looking to find out more about the history of their families. Sign up to attend and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.


Contact and Booking Details

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 7th Oct 2021

 Free

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Reserve tickets at this website or send an email to [email protected] or telephone 0345 337 3368.

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2021-10-07 2021-10-07 Europe/London Explore Your Nursing Family History for Black History Month (online event) Hear about the history of Black nurses in the UK, and find out how to trace your own nursing family history in this special online event. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/10/07/explore-your-nursing-family-history-for-black-history-month-online-event-274769 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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