The Garden Quarter are holding a street party to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday and the University of Chester will be there with a stall for local children to make a birthday card to send to Her Majesty.
Alex Clifton book launch at John Smith's Bookshop, Parkgate Road Campus, Thursday 12
Alex Clifton, Artistic Director of Chester's Storyhouse,
will be launching his new book The Actor's Workbook at John Smith's Bookshop on
the Parkgate Road Campus in Chester. There will be a short talk followed by a
book signing and refreshments. This is free to attend but please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Florence Nightingale and her
Relevance for Nursing in the Twenty-First Century
Thursday, 12 May 2016, 12.30pm,
University of Chester Riverside Campus, CRV139 (go to the main reception on Castle Drive
opposite the River Dee)
In order to mark International
Nurses’ Day on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, Professor
Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead will speak on ‘the Lady with the Lamp’, who is
the iconic founder of the nursing profession. The relevance of her legacy for
today’s nurses is found in many aspects of practice, education and enquiry. In
many ways the complexities and challenges felt by nurses of 2016 could never
have been envisaged by those early nurses, and yet the desire to improve the
quality of life and ease the suffering of others remains a constant, ensuring
that the light of Florence Nightingale’s lamp continues to shine brightly.
This event is part of the
University’s Faculty of Health and Social Care (FHSC) Historical Society
programme of activities which aims to unite individuals with an interest in
medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work across the University and the
wider community. The Society meets regularly for a range of free talks and
discussion and anyone with an interest in health and social care or social
history is welcome to attend.
The Society’s Riverside Museum
will be open from 10am to 4pm on 12 May and this contains a permanent
collection of curiosities from the world of medicine, nursing, midwifery and
social work. In addition, the First World War: Returning Home exhibition is
commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the conflict and provides an insight
into what a soldier invalided back from the Front would have found on his
return to Cheshire. Using local examples wherever possible, the exhibition
covers aspects such as medical advances, the psychological effects of war,
volunteering and volunteer nurses, a doctor’s country practice, home life, food
and recipes, rural life and social welfare.
details on the Faculty of Health and Social Care Historical Society’s
activities are available at www.chester.ac.uk/hsc/historical-society
or contact Roger Whiteley (email@example.com,
01244 511619). Please note that there is no car parking available at the
University of Chester’s Riverside Campus and that city centre car parks or
public transport should be used.
There will also be a cake sale
organised by the Pre-Registration Nursing students in aid of the Cavell Nurses’
Trust (which provides support for nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants in
their time of need).