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Monday, 9 May 2016

Public Events at the University of Chester This Week!


Alex Clifton book launch at John Smith's Bookshop, Parkgate Road Campus, Thursday 12 May, 5-7pm 

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:
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)
Professor Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead
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.
Further details on the Faculty of Health and Social Care Historical Society’s activities are available at or contact Roger Whiteley (, 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).


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