Our exhibition was co-curated by a team of volunteers, many of whom are or were children and young people’s nurses.
Hear from some of the team about the fascinating stories they uncovered – on mental health, hospital visiting, hospital history, nurse education and children’s rights – alongside their personal recollections of caring for, and learning from, children and young people.
Short talks include:
– Overview of children’s hospitals and their history: Louise Young tells us about the history of specialist hospitals in Liverpool, London and Aberdeen where she, her mother and grandmother nursed.
– Condemned Scottish ‘witches’ who were children’s healers and midwives: Nicola Ring will talk about her research into those who faced witch trials in the 16th and 17th centuries, focusing on the care of children.
– Exploring the impacts on children’s nurse education over the years: Sue Ward will share stories about some of the characters and events from the past 150 years that have influenced how children’s nurses have been educated and perceived over time.
– The History of the Jenny Lind Hospital, Norfolk: Angela Houlston tells the story of the hospital named after a famous Swedish singer, founded in 1854.
– The history of children’s nursing in Belfast: Katrina Cooper will talk about her research into the history of children’s nursing and children’s hospitals.
For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/events/sharing-stories-from-archive-150224