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City University Prize Giving – 2 July 2024

The Master, Jane Carey- Harris, and Court Assistant and Trustee, Deirdre Barr attended the City University Prize Giving on 2 July 2024. The Worshipful Company of Nurses introduced several awards in 2022. To be eligible for an award students need to demonstrate above average academic performance. There are awards for two 3rd year undergraduates who…

Two Freedom of the City of London Ceremonies: 17 June 2024

Two Freedom of the City of London ceremonies, arranged with the Chamberlain’s office at Guildhall, were held back-to-back on Monday 17 June 2024.  The Master, Upper Warden, Court Assistant Deirdre Barr, Clerk, Assistant Clerk and guests were in attendance. A celebratory lunch was held in the Aldermen’s Dining Room at Guildhall afterwards. Being admitted to…

Emma Hammett

Liveryman Emma Hammett awarded British Empire Medal in the King’s Birthday Honours 2024

Emma Hammett, Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Nurses, has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the King’s birthday honours for her outstanding service to first aid training, accident prevention and a campaign to reduce the devasting impact of knife crime. Emma has a lifetime experience of saving lives in frontline A&E services.…

The Educators Trust Annual Summer Event 2024

The Worshipful Company of Educators The Educators’ Trust Mental Health in Education-Inspiring Solutions In April Past Master Fran Davies and Freeman Professor Emma Wadey attended the Educators Trust Awards Dinner. The Worshipful Company of Nurses were invited to contribute to this year’s event due to the topic of mental health and were delighted to meet…

Freedom and Livery Ceremonies – 22 May 2024

A Freedom and Livery ceremony of the Worshipful Company of Nurses was held in the Court Room at Information Technologists’ Hall on Wednesday 22 May. Two applicants were admitted to the Freedom of the Company and five Freemen made their declarations and were clothed in Livery. It was a wonderful occasion presided over by the…

A very generous donation from The Luton and Dunstable Hospital Nurses’ League

The Company of Nurses Charitable Trust has received a very generous donation from The Luton and Dunstable Hospital Nurses’ League. This League has taken the decision to close following changes in nurse education, falling membership and inability to recruit new members. The affiliation of student nurses has shifted from a specific training hospital to a…

A Service to commemorate the life of Florence Nightingale – Wed 15 May 2024

Members of the Company of Nurses attended the annual Florence Nightingale Commemorative Service at Westminster Abbey. Organised each year by the Florence Nightingale Foundation, this very moving service is important for nursing and midwifery communities worldwide. More than 2000 people in the congregation came together to give thanks and to celebrate the nurses and midwives…

Royal Garden Party – 8 May 24

On Wednesday 8 May, The Immediate Past Master, Liz Bardolph, and her guest Founder and Past Master, Fran Davies, attended the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. Liz was very pleased to attend following the successful petition to become a Company with Livery during her year as Master. Indeed, all Livery Companies are invited because…

Anniversary Dinner – 2 May 24

The Anniversary Dinner was held this year in the oldest and one of the finest Livery Halls, Apothecaries’ Hall. The beautifully oak panelled and furnished Great Hall remains as it was in 1670 with a carved screen at the south end of the room and a minstrels’ gallery at the north end. The room is…

Freedom of the City of London Ceremonies – 29 Apr 2024

Nursing has now been recognised as a noble profession, worthy of inclusion in the City of London Livery movement. This brings with it added responsibilities in terms of the Company’s contribution to the City of London. It also means that Freemen of the Worshipful Company of Nurses are eligible to apply for Freedom of the…