Florence Nightingale and Health at Home
From Hayley Cotterill on April 15th, 2021
Dr Memel explores how young Nightingale’s charitable visits to working-class cottages inspired her longstanding mission to improve the living conditions of working people in Britain. He considers her bestseller Notes on Nursing (1860) alongside her subsequent attempts to popularise sanitary discourse and embed health concerns in the home.
The talk was livestreamed from the Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts Centre on the 13th April 2021. This virtual talk formed part of the Manuscripts and Special Collections exhibition programme and was a replacement for an event cancelled because of Covid-19.