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Before the NHS: Black Nurses in Britain 1881-1948

Before the NHS: Black Nurses in Britain 1881-1948

Date: October 31, 2018

Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Location: University College London, B05 Lecture Theatre, Chadwick Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

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UCL Student Union BME Network and Black History Studies presents ‘Before the NHS: Black Nurses in Britain 1881-1948’ by Stephen Bourne.

Stephen Bourne presents an engaging and informative illustrated talk about the lives of some of the pioneering African and Caribbean nurses who worked in Britain before the birth of the National Health Service in 1948.

These will include Annie Brewster, who worked at a famous London hospital from 1881-1902; Princess Tsehai, who was employed at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children during the London Blitz of 1940/41; and Nigeria’s Nurse Ademola, who trained as a midwife at Guy’s Hospital during the Second World War.

In 2015 the community historian Stephen Bourne received the 2015 Southwark Arts Forum Award for Literature for his acclaimed book Black Poppies – Britain’s Black Community and the Great War, published by The History Press. In 2017 Stephen received an Honorary Fellowship from London South Bank University for his contribution to diversity. Stephen’s latest book War to Windrush – Black Women in Britain 1939-1948 was published by Jacaranda Books in June 2018.

THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE MISSED!! 

AN EVENT FOR ALL THE FAMILY!

The event will take place on Wednesday 31st October 2018 from 6pm to 8pm at University College London, B05 Lecture Theatre, Chadwick Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.

Map of venue: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/chadwick-building

Nearest Tube Stations: Euston and Euston Square

Doors open at 5.30pm.

PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES EARLY.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so don’t delay.

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