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The Company of Nurses - Past Events

River Thames Themed Virtual Walk Wednesday – 9th June 2021

On Wednesday evening a group of us enjoyed a Zoom trip with Antony Robbins along the river Thames. Antony told us that his love for the river and its surroundings dates back to his childhood when he would spend days on the water with his father. He gave us a comprehensive overview of all aspects…

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Tutored Cheese Tasting – 15th April 2021

Did you know that chocolate digestives go very well with cheese? Just one of the pieces of information we received during a tutored cheese tasting with Arthur Alsop of Alsop and Walker cheese makers from East Sussex. Over thirty of us together with partners, sat in front of our screens with a selection of seven…

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Education and Professional Development Event – Wednesday 24th March 2021

We were delighted to host another Education and Professional Development event for the Company on 24th March. Our first two speakers were healthcare practitioners who were both awarded scholarships by the Chantry Robinson Fund to undertake the Healthcare for the Homeless module at University College London. Both Dr Jemell Geraghty and Cathy Knox gave the…

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Virtual Walk – Saturday 6th March

On Saturday 6th March we again gathered on a Zoom call to be entertained by Blue Badge Guide Antony Robbins, for our virtual walk.  Word must have spread as double the number of Freemen logged on to hear the tour of Clerkenwell and Smithfield, entitled ‘In Sickness and in Health’. Quite an appropriate topic for…

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The Company of Nurses Freedom ceremony and afternoon tea Tuesday 9th March 2021

Freedom ceremonies are organised so that the new applicants who have been approved by the Court can make their declarations to the Company in the presence of the Master, Wardens and Court Assistants and so may be granted the Freedom of the Company. Under ordinary circumstances, this would take place in the City of London…

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The Florence Nightingale Story – Thursday 11th February 2021

The Company of Nurses were delighted to welcome Major (Retd) Paul Whittle TD to deliver his talk on “The Lady with the Lamp” The Florence Nightingale Story. We had 54 Company members present and we are very grateful to Ali Thorne for organising this for us. This was the third virtual talk via Zoom and…

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From Nursing to the Old Bailey – Tuesday 26th January 2021

On the 26th January around fifty Freemen of the Company were lucky enough to sit back in the comfort of their living rooms and listen to a fascinating talk given by a fellow Freeman, Alex Hayward. The talk encompassed Alex’s journey from nursing to living in the Old Bailey and was accompanied by some super…

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Christmas Quiz 8th December 2020

  The Company of Nurses held a very special Christmas Quiz on the evening of the 8th December 2020. The quiz was hosted by Mother Christmas and she was ably assisted by two of Santas little helpers, Rydon and Lyndon who were score keepers and Mother Christmas’s husband was timekeeper. There were five question rounds…

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Virtual Walk – Sat 14th November 2020

On a very cold rainy November Saturday the 26 of us who logged into Zoom were not too disappointed to be at home in the warm and dry for our virtual walk. We all miss the chance to connect with fellow Freemen of the Company, however we definitely managed that with a bit of pre-walk…

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Annual Church Service Wednesday 14th October 2020

The Company of Nurses Annual Church service was held on Wednesday 14th October 2020. The service took place at St Laurence Church, Catford and the Company’s Honorary Chaplain, The Rev’d Canon Charles Pickstone officiated. The service was live streamed and it was wonderful to know that so many Freemen were able to watch and take…

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