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Forthcoming Events

(The downloads on this page are either in pdf format or as a Word (.docx) document. Ipad users will require a separate App from the App Store to read Word documents. Word documents have been included to make it easier for you to complete the forms)

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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2022

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

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Wednesday 26th January 2022 at 7pm

The Hidden City – a virtual illustrated Zoom ‘walking’ tour in the City of London led by Blue Badge guide Antony Robbins.

The tour that Antony is creating for us will delve into the hidden city to find the things that most tourists and many tour guides often miss. The cost for this event is £10 per screen.

Please complete the application form here [Word] [pdf]

The closing date for applications is Friday 14th January 2022.

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Wednesday 9th February 2022 at 10.30am

Tour of Apothecaries’ Hall - With optional lunch at a nearby restaurant.

Purchased by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in 1632 the building is the oldest Livery Hall in the City of London, and still retains some of its original features. Enter through the archway just 2 minutes from Blackfriars station and take a step back in time.

The tour will start with refreshments at 10.30am in the newly refurbished reception area which is a replica of an old pharmacy shop and the perfect way to start what promises to be an interesting morning. The tour starts at 11am and should take around an hour and a half.

Cost: £25 per person which includes a small donation to the Company of Nurses.

This event is now fully booked.

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Saturday 19 March  

City Walk

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Wednesday 30 March

Education and Professional Development Event

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Friday 1 April

United Guilds Service, St Paul’s Cathedral

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Monday 4 April

Lunch club at Ironmongers Hall

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Thursday 28 April

Court Meeting and Annual Assembly of The Company of Nurses

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Wednesday 4 May

Anniversary Banquet at Vintners’ Hall

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Tuesday 17 May

Tour of the Chelsea Physic Garden

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Wednesday 8 June

Visit to the Fan Museum, Greenwich and afternoon tea

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Wednesday 20 July

Tour of The Charterhouse and gardens followed by tea and cake

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Thursday 15 September

Lecture and tour of the Gordon Museum, Guy’s Hospital