Dorothy Wordsworth

Tuesday 19th July 2022 at 10.45am

THE MARY GLEN MEMORIAL LECTURE

Lecturer: Karin Fernald

This lecture deals with aspects of Nightingale’s life and thought before, during and after the Crimean War. The war occupied just two years of Florence Nightingale’s long life (1820-1910). Much of the rest of it was employed in passionate writing.  In later life her topics were demanding and tough – sanitation reform; nursing reform: the health of the British army; hospital construction and even the nature of God. But she writes about herself too, vividly and often with biting wit.