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The Company of Nurses - Past Events

Annual Church Service – 13 October 2021

On Wednesday 13th October the Company of Nurses held their annual church service at St. Lawrence Jewry in the City of London. It felt wonderful to be back together, again and gave us a chance to reflect on the difficult time humanity has faced during the pandemic.  This, while celebrating the achievements of so many,…

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Sheep Drive across London Bridge Sunday – 26 Sep 21

  The Master and Upper Warden took part in the annual Sheep Drive across Southwark Bridge on Sunday 26th September. It was a wonderful opportunity for the Company of Nurses to take part as Freemen of the City and exercise our rights as “a Citizen and a Nurse”. The event was hosted by the Worshipful…

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Reception, and tour of the Old Bailey Grant of Arms Appeal Launch Event – 25 Sep 21

On one of the last warm and sunny days of the summer, about 60 of us gathered at the Lord Mayor’s entrance to The Old Bailey (the back door!).  We assembled in the Great Hall for a glass of champagne and were able to admire this most beautiful of decorated spaces.  This is the area…

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The Company of Nurses Freedom ceremony – Tue 20 July 21

Freedom ceremonies are organised so that 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 of Nurses. On 20th July, 9 new applicants were granted the Freedom by…

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Florence Nightingale themed City Walk Saturday – 10 July 21

2020 was the Bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, and due to COVID-19, our planned walk in July 2020 with a Florence Nightingale theme had to be cancelled. This year on 10th July, fourteen Freemen from the Company of Nurses and their guests, met up for the first time since lockdown.  We joined City Guide Maureen…

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Education and Professional Development Event – Wed 23rd June 2021

Another very successful event took place on Wed 23rd June facilitated by our Honorary Clerk, John Allen via ‘Zoom’. Thank you, John for your continued support to these and other Company events, your skills are most appreciated! The newly appointed Chair of the Education and Professional Development Committee, Freeman David Bates opened the meeting by…

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An Evening of Magical Entertainment. Wednesday 21st July 2021

Having always enjoyed a Magic Show, I was delighted to be able to join in with this event on Zoom. Rob Jayne, aka The Big Foolini, a fellow nurse, magician, film maker and general technical wizard provided us with an hour of magical entertainment. From some of the oldest tricks to imaginative new ones he…

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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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