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Florence Nightingale and the Crimean War Revisited

Mon 5th Jul
Florence Nightingale crossing Cromford Canal
Florence Nightingale and the Crimean War Revisited

A talk and discussion in conjunction with University of Nottingham and the British Library

In 1854, Florence Nightingale’s nursing mission to the Crimean War catapulted her to the status of a major celebrity, catching the public imagination and generating interest in nursing and military medicine.

This online event brings together academic, historians and literature specialists with archivists from the British Library to re-examine the Crimean War and its legacy.


  • Alex Hailey, archivist and curator, British Library – on the British Library’s extensive collections relating to Nightingale and the Crimean War.
  • Professor Holly Furneaux (Cardiff University) – on ‘Treating the Enemy’ – cross-lines medical treatment during the war.
  • Dr Jonathan Memel (Bishop Grosseteste University) and Dr Richard Bates (University of Nottingham) – on Nightingale and her relationship to the ‘home front’ in the Crimean War.

This event follows the interdisciplinary research project: Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020, which will completed in August 2021.

Date: Monday 5th July 2021
Time: 5.30pm to 7pm

Book your free place via Eventbrite here.


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