Nurses That Roared: From Suffrage to Civil and Patient Rights

Date / time: 23 April, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Nurses That Roared: From Suffrage to Civil and Patient Rights

Julie Attenborough and Lisa Reynolds share the stories of nurses who have challenged the status quo throughout history.Throughout history, nurses have raged and roared, disrupting the status quo and challenging established norms. In this talk Julie Attenborough and Lisa Reynolds fill some of the gaps in the popular history of nursing, from which nurses whose images do not fit a standard mould have been omitted or adapted.

We will hear about Catherine Pine, who was deeply involved in the suffrage movement in the early twentieth century, Mabel Staupers who campaigned for the inclusion of Black nurses in the US Army and Navy during World War II and mental health nursing pioneer Annie Altschul, who fought for the rights of marginalised patients. Find out about the collective bravery of those nurses who, through their practice, challenged injustice, disrupted established gender and race roles and took charge of their own futures.

Please register via this link to attend: A link will be circulated in advance with instructions on how to join the event. All tickets must be booked individually.

Dr Lisa Reynolds
Lisa is a mental health nurse. She is currently Head of the School of Nursing and Allied Health at Bucks New University, honorary nurse consultant at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur. Her research interests are in nurse education, risk assessment, and innovative approaches in using technology to support learning.

Julie Attenborough
Julie is a mental health nurse. She is currently Associate Professor and Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions at the School of Health Sciences, City, University of London. Julie’s research interests are in professional identity in nursing, work-based learning, and the use of storytelling in healthcare education.

Image: Catherine Pine nursing Emmeline Pankhurst, 1913. Credit: LSE Library

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