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Forthcoming Events

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Please note details of how to apply for events will appear on this web site approximately 6 weeks before the event.

All those who join will be offered a warm and friendly welcome into The Company of Nurses and there are many opportunities for Freemen to meet other members of the Company. A wide range of social activities are organised throughout the year for Freemen and their guests. Functions are held many in venues that are not readily accessible by members of the public, some within the great Livery halls of the City of London.

Freedom Ceremonies

Freedom ceremonies will be held periodically throughout the year when new applicants will have the opportunity to be granted Freedom of the Company. Freedom of the Company is a privilege that is conferred for life and demonstrates your commitment to The Company of Nurses. These ceremonies will be advertised below and will usually be followed by a reception which is open to all Freemen and their guests.

If you are interested in applying to become a Freeman of The Company of Nurses, please go to the Joining our Company page of this website and complete a Membership Application form

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2021

Please note that all dates may be subject to change due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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Wednesday 23rd June 6pm

Education and Professional Development Event

Following the success of our Education and Professional Development events over Zoom during the last year of lockdown, this event will again be virtual.

Firstly, Carole Olding will present the research findings from her study investigating the impact of COVID-19 on A&E attendances at Kings College Hospital.

In the second part of the evening, we shall hear from Oliver Soriano who is the Interim Chair of the Philippine Nurses’ Association U.K. He will inform us about the work of the PNA, its connections with other groups of diaspora nurses such as the Indian Nurses Association, and we will be able to explore the potential mutual benefits of a shared fellowship with groups such as these. Oliver is a mental health nursing lead at the Maudsley Hospital, London.

Each presentation is expected to last 30 minutes with ample opportunity for questions.

The Company’s own Mentoring and Coaching scheme will also be formally launched at this event.

To book on to what promises to be a fascinating evening, please email education@companyofnurses.co.uk and the zoom invitation will be sent to you. Closing date 5pm on Monday 21st June. Please book early as late bookings cannot always be accommodated.

Saturday 10th July – meet at 11am

Florence Nightingale Walk

2020 was the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. But sadly, COVID-19 restrictions meant we had to cancel last year’s planned walk in the footsteps of this inspirational figure – the founder of modern nursing, dedicated social reformer, and innovative statistician. This walk takes us around the Mayfair area, where she lived for the latter years of her life. We will also cover sites connected to other interesting women in the area who like Florence, were pioneers in their day and helped change our world.

We will meet our Guide, Mo at 11am outside the BMW motor-bike shop on the corner of Park Lane and South Street (London, W1 7TT). The nearest tube stations are Marble Arch and Hyde Park Corner. The walk will last approx. 2 hours and end at the Florence Nightingale statue in Waterloo Place near Pall Mall.

We hope restrictions on meeting as a group will be lifted by 10th July, but we will ensure the walk is COVID-19 secure and Mo will deliver her commentary so that you can hear her via your mobile phone. Please bring your mobile phone and earphones on the day as this will help with social distancing in groups.

Event now fully booked.

Wednesday 21 July

Tour of The Charterhouse and gardens followed by tea and cake

Event postponed to 2022. New date to be confirmed

Wednesday 21st July 8pm

An Evening of Magic!

We are delighted to be holding an interactive magic event direct to your home. Dr Rob Jayne, The Big Foolini, will dazzle you with his online magic and the show promises lively, humorous and baffling diversions! Rob supplies a complimentary gift pack to each audience member, to be opened during the progress of the show, which enables some of the magic to happen in the hands of the participants.

The cost for this event is £22 per screen, including the gift packs. Please click here [pdf] [Word] for more details and a booking form. Closing date for this event is 4th July to allow for posting of the gift pack. Don’t leave booking until the last minute!

Wednesday 1 September

Visit to West Norwood Cemetery, one of the most magnificent in London

Thursday 16 September – an evening virtual event

Details of this event are being finalised and we will give you more information as soon as possible.

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 September

Embley Park Weekend which will include a black tie dinner in Florence Nightingale’s childhood home and a visit to the family church at East Wellow.

Event postponed to 2022. New date to be confirmed.

Saturday 18th September

Gin tasting - another exciting virtual event. Details to follow.

Saturday 25th September - daytime event

Details of this event are being finalised and we will give you more information as soon as possible.

Sunday 26 September

Sheep Drive across London Bridge

Wednesday 6 October

Education and Professional Development Event

Wednesday 13 October

The Company of Nurses Annual Church Service

Saturday 23 October 

City Walk

Saturday 13 November

The Lord Mayor’s Show

Thursday 18 November

Black tie dinner at Barber-Surgeons’ Hall

Thursday 25 November

Visit to the newly refurbished Poppy Factory in Richmond

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2022 

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W/C 21 February

Visit to Fishmongers Hall with lunch

W/C 7 March 

Freedom Ceremony and afternoon tea, Guildhall

W/C 21 March

Visit to The Ceremony of the Keys with supper

Wednesday 30 March

Education and Professional Development Event

Friday 1 April

United Guilds Service, St Paul’s Cathedral

Thursday 28 April

Court Meeting and Annual Assembly of the Company of Nurses

Wednesday 4 May (date now confirmed)

Anniversary Banquet

Anniversary Banquet, Vintners’ Hall