The Royal College of Nursing Library and Heritage Centre

The Royal College of Nursing Library and Heritage Centre
20 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0RN
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The Art of Caring: Beyond The Ebola Crisis

The impact epidemics have continues well beyond the crisis itself: social, psychological and political. Here, we look at two interventions into Ebola. Artist Mary Beth Heffernan talks about the psychosocial benefits of her project to humanise the personal protective equipment (PPE) worn by health care workers during the…

Thu 16 Aug

Free / 0345 337 3368

  • 17:30 – 19:30

Nothing For Us Without Us: I Am ICW

An HIV diagnosis in the 1980s meant illness, isolation, stigma, rejection and death. An assumption that HIV did not affect women meant they were particularly isolated, with no services to meet their needs. In 1992 a group of women from different countries, cultures and backgrounds founded ICW, the International Community…

Mon 9 Jul

Free / 0345 337 3368

  • 17:30 – 19:00

Nursing A Plague: History, Testimony And Memory

"AIDS is not over and neither is AIDS in the past" (Sarah Schulman). That past resonates through our present - through relationships, sexual cultures and sexuality, through art and culture, and through experiences of stigma, fear and guilt. This event will draw powerfully on excerpts from oral histories of HIV/AIDS…

Tue 31 Jul

Free / 0345 337 3368

  • 17:30 – 19:30

Open House London

RCN HQ is an innovative mix of architecture old and new. In this rare opportunity to see 'behind the scenes', tours will encompass the unique Italian Baroque painted staircase and other features from the 1700s, the 1926 purpose-built College of Nursing and later architectural solutions to the integration of these spaces.

Sat 22 Sep

Free / 0345 337 3368

  • 10:00 – 16:30

"Please Matron!" Hospital Hygiene In 1901

Are you brave enough to meet Matron? Experience what it was like to be a Victorian nursing student in 1900, as Matron Gordon shows what life was like in the Nightingale Training School at the end of the 19th century. This hour-long dramatic reconstruction of a lecture to probationer nurses around 1900 demonstrates how…

Mon 18 Jun

Free / 0345 337 3368

  • 17:30 – 19:30

RCN LATE: Beat The Bugs!

To launch the AIDS Histories and Cultures Festival, join us for an evening of games, activities and displays. Find out how quickly viruses can spread in a set of interactive activities, explore archive collections, play infection themed games and make your own AIDS quilt in memory of those who have lived and died with…

Mon 2 Jul

Free / 0345 337 3368

  • 18:00 – 21:00

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