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The Annual Nightingale Fellowship Journal 2022

In the New Year, we will be looking forward to receiving any relevant articles of interest you may care to write for the new Annual Journal.

Whether it be about an event you have attended, announcing a future Set Reunion or something else, we would like to hear from you!

Guidelines for submissions are given on page 64 of the Autumn 2021 Journal but you can of course contact us by email on [email protected] for more information or help.



 Nightingale 2020-2021 Virtual Symposium  Nursing Archives Associates Friday 5th November 2021

Sarah Pasternack, President, Nursing Archives Associates, invites you to ‘virtually’ attend the Nightingale 2020-2021 Virtual Symposium on Friday 5th November at 10:00 a.m. The Symposium includes a wonderful roster of Keynote Speakers and Scholarly Paper Presenters to include David Green, Director, Florence Nightingale Museum.  This is a virtual program and there is no charge to attend, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. You will find all further details by clicking on the link below and ensure that you register in time for the event.  We hope that you will be able to attend!


A Choral Evensong on Wednesday 10 November 2021 5.00 pm  St Paul’s Cathedral London EC4M

Inspired by the memorial service held for Florence Nightingale on 20 August 1910, the Florence Nightingale Museum is inviting you to a Choral Evensong at St. Paul’s Cathedral London EC4M on Wednesday 10th November 2021 at 17:00hrs  Please note that this is a ticketless event. Admission is free of charge and doors will open at 16:30hrs. For further information, including any indication of attendance for groups of more than four please contact [email protected]

The Florence Nightingale Museum is a registered charity, number 299576


Summer Picnic

Nurses from the Nightingale Fellowship met at Embley on Friday 13th August  to commemorate the 111th anniversary of the death of Florence Nightingale. After laying flowers at Miss Nightingale’s grave at St Margaret’s Church in East Wellow the group spent time in the Manor House and grounds of Embley Park, the childhood home of Florence Nightingale. Afterwards they visited Romsey Abbey to view the new Nightingale Window and attend a short thanksgiving service acknowledging the work of nurses around the world and all those who have been affected by the Covid Pandemic.

Nightingale Nurses attending the Summer Picnic at Embley Park

The Nightingale Fellowship Chapel Service
12th May 2021

This Service was filmed in the Chapel at St Thomas’ Hospital, London adhering to strict Covid restrictions. Please see the link below, together with the Order of Service for you to follow while you watch the visual recording. A link is also available if you wish to donate to the Chaplaincy at St. Thomas’ Hospital.

We very much hope you enjoy the Service.

Florence Nightingale Museum shortlisted for Awards

David Green has been shortlisted for a Covid Special Recognition Award in the Museum & Heritage Awards.  This amazing achievement recognises Dave’s hard work throughout the pandemic, reacting swiftly and successfully to unknown and rapidly changing circumstances and making very difficult decisions.  Being shortlisted is great news not just for Dave but for the team at the Museum who worked so hard to keep things going and to put us in a good position as we move forward.

 If you can spare 2 minutes please do vote for Dave as if he wins it will mean extra awareness for the Museum at a time when we are reopening to the public:

Voting closes on May 28 and the winner will be announced at the beginning of June.


 Florence Nightingale’s London – Walking Tour

Why not join a walking tour to really discover the wider picture of Florence herself.  Tours are scheduled between now and the end of September, It’s open air, it’s exercise and it’s a joy!

Please book your ticket now by going to the Museum website:

A Florence Nightingale Museum actress, with the help of Director, Dave Green who provided the cake, take flowers to the Florence Nightingale Memorial to celebrate her birthday, following a Museum walk on 12th May 2021.


A Service to commemorate the life of Florence Nightingale at Westminster Abbey  

On Tuesday 12th May at 5:00 p.m. a service was held at Westminster Abbey to commemorate the life of Florence Nightingale.

Held on International Nurses Day, this special service commemorated nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale and celebrated the outstanding contribution of nurses and midwives during the coronavirus pandemic.

You can watch this service by going to the Westminster Abbey website by going to the link below:

This streaming will be available to view until Sunday 13th June 2021


Sale of the Figurine by sealed bid

We were delighted in the interest shown for sealed bids to be placed by 30 April 2021 for the figuring as published in the Spring 2021 Journal.

Entries are now closed and details will be published in the Autumn 2021 Journal later in the summer.



Presentation of a framed Nightingale Badge to the Nanjing Nightingale Nursing College

The President and Trustees joined Professor Zhang Ningxin and some faculty members of the Nanjing Health School, with Mary Crawford from Kings College London, for a zoom meeting on Thursday 18th March, 2021.

A framed Nightingale Badge, with inscription, was presented to the nursing school for display in the central meeting point of their Nightingale ‘corridors’. Mrs Hilary Brian (a recent Nightingale Fellowship Trustee) had arranged for the framing. Hilary had also volunteered to represent the Fellowship on the Jon Baines travel tour to China (now taking place in 2022).



The Florence Nightingale Museum

The Museum has faced some challenging times in recent months, with forced closures throughout Nightingale’s bicentenary year, with no plans for reopening the museum in the near future.

The small team who remain, will focus upon caring for the collections, providing access via pre-booked group visits and organising occasional ‘Open Days’ as government restrictions allow and interest warrants.

Despite substantial challenges the museum is in a relatively strong position. This is in no small part due to the support of many former Nightingale’s who have contributed to fundraising efforts and lobbying, so thank you all so much!

In addition to organising various activities the museum team will also continue to fundraise and explore other avenues which the museum can take in the future.   As things stand, we still plan to be able to hold the memorial evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral, which we had planned for 2020, later this year and will also participate in the 2021 Lord Mayors Show . Our web-shop will also continue to operate, so do remember us for your unusual gifts!

We strongly ask for your continued support which is very much appreciated and we are confident we will find a way forward that sees the museum emerge stronger than before. We will be giving you a fuller picture of the Museum in 2021 and going forward within The Nightingale Fellowship Autumn 2021 Journal.



 Please note that the submission date of contributions to be accepted for the Autumn 2021 Journal has now closed.  The Nightingale Fellowship Autumn 2021 Journal will be published in late August 2021.

If you need any further information please contact us at:
[email protected]
The Nightingale Fellowship, 6 Trull Farm Buildings, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8JL

News from The Company of Nurses

Members of The Company of Nurses are enjoying a full programme of events on line throughout the pandemic. These include virtual tours, lectures and wine tastings! Many Nightingale Fellowship members already belong and enjoy meeting with nurses who trained across the country. For more information go to




Tour to China – Please note this event has now been postponed until 2022

The itinerary and details of the tour may change from the programme below

Explore nursing and healthcare in China alongside a full cultural programme visiting China’s great sites on a 10-night tour

We fly directly to Beijing where we visit the Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace and, of course. Tiananmen Square.  In the evening we might choose to see the Beijing Acrobats.

An internal flight takes us to Xi’an where we see the Terracotta Warriors, the old markets, some medical facilities and temples.  The evening option here is the Tang Dynasty Theatre.

The famous bullet train will take us to Nanjing, the old capital.  The Nightingale Fellowship has been honoured to have been invited to open the Nanjing Nightingale Nursing College and we will also visit a hospital of Chinese Medicine and a community clinic to learn about nursing in China.   There are the Ming Dynasty walls and tombs to see, followed by a river cruise.

Our last city is Shanghai where we can experience the elegant Bund and the Yu gardens.  A Farewell dinner in the French Concession has been arranged for our last night together.

Please contact Jon Baines Tours (London) on:   [email protected] 0207 223 9485/5618  


Florence Nightingale Tour to Florence April 2022 – In the steps of Florence Nightingale

20 – 23 April 2022

Having sadly had to postpone this tour not only from September 2020 but again this year in September, we are delighted to announce that this exciting trip will now go ahead from 20 – 23 April 2022.  This of course is with the proviso that no further outbreaks of the pandemic occur either in the UK or Italy and that travel restrictions are lifted.  This nursing study tour, running in conjunction with the Nightingale Fellowship, is designed to commemorate the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth with a visit to the historic city that is both her namesake and her birthplace. Explore the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence on a three-night tour, which includes two dinners to enjoy the cuisine of Florence.

A brief outline of the itinerary is that we fly to Florence, and take a private orientation walking tour of this lovely city, perched on the banks of the Arno River in Tuscany, with our art historian guide. Discover the Roman origins of Florence and wander its medieval and Renaissance streets through to Piazza della Signoria. See the famous Duomo and the Basilica di Santa Croce, where Galileo is buried. The tour will also include a visit to the Villa Colombaia, the elegant villa where Florence was born and an afternoon visit to La Specola, one of the oldest scientific museums in Europe and the ornate pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella, one of the oldest pharmacies in the world. We will also be able to explore the great symbol of Florence at the Museum of the Duomo, which is attached to the 600-year old cathedral and includes some masterpieces of Italian art history. See the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore, the third largest European basilica, after St. Peter’s in Rome and St. Paul’s in London; the Baptistery with the gates that Michelangelo described as the “Gates of Paradise”; and the Crypt of Santa Reparata. We can also climb the 400 steps to reach the top of Giotto’s Bell Tower for wonderful views.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.  This tour remains very popular with those who registered for the 2020 tour and have already transferred their bookings to 2021.

Please contact Jon Baines Tours (London) for all further information on 0207 223 9485/5618 or for further and more detailed information please go to Jon Baines Tours link:


Due to the current epidemic, all visitors are unable to access the Florence Nightingale Museum situated within St Thomas’ Hospital, London.  As soon as we are able to give any further updates, these will be posted to this website.

The Florence Nightingale Museum, St Thomas’ Hospital, 2 Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EW.






 March 1982 Set Reunion – 40 years on!

 5th March 2022

 We plan to meet on 5th March 2022 at All Bar One, Chicheley Street, Waterloo, London SE1 7PY.  It will be a very informal occasion and we would love to see as many old friends there as possible.

For further details please contact either:

Sue Robinson (nee Thorpe) [email protected] or

Sue Robinson (nee Tedder) [email protected]


September 1973 Set Reunion – will be 50 years on!

1200 – 1600  Saturday 09 September 2023 in London

Details of our 50th Reunion Lunch from Paula Menzies (nee Bristow)

[email protected] 

           Please register your interest in attending – we look forward to hearing from you.