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Richard Bates & Jonathan Memel

Richard Bates & Jonathan Memel: Florence Nightingale at Home

Wednesday 02 June | 11am - 12 noon

£5 Venue: Derby Museum & Art Gallery, DE1 1BS

Published in 2020 to commemorate Florence Nightingale’s bicentenary, Dr Richard Bates and Dr Jonathan Memel discuss how the ideas and the material reality of 'home' shaped Florence Nightingale's life and inspired their new book Florence Nightingale at Home, which they co-authored with Paul Crawford and Anna Greenwood.

Home and domesticity were key concepts for 19th century British culture, shaping wider debates about society, healthcare, morality, and gender roles. The talk explores Nightingale’s own home life, her ideas on healthy homes and environments, and how the concept of home affected her approach to nursing and healthcare.

They will explore Florence’s own home life, her ideas on healthy homes and environments, and how the concept of home affected her approach to nursing and healthcare.

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