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The Company of Nurses - Past Events

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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The Company of Nurses Freedom Ceremony Monday 5th October 2020

  During the Court Meeting of the Company of Nurses on Monday 5th October, the Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London, was welcomed as the Company’s third Honorary Freeman. On the same evening, following the Annual Assembly, our newly installed Master Frances Davies presided over her first Freedom Ceremony. As…

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Virtual Wine Tasting – a leisurely trip down the Loire and Rhone rivers Monday 14th September 2020

The Company was lucky to secure the wit, knowledge and repartee of Jeremy Randall, Past Master of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen for our first wine tasting event. Unfortunately, this had to be held virtually due to Covid restrictions but this meant that Freemen were able to enjoy the wines in their own homes…

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Education and Professional Development Event 30th September 2020

We were delighted that Jane Tippett, Consultant Nurse, King’s College Hospital could join us for our first virtual education event. In spite of the on-line delivery, we were able to attract significant interest. Jane was able to explore with us the organisation’s development of a Frailty pathway for individuals arriving in the Emergency Department and…

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The Company of Nurses Freedom Ceremony Tuesday 14th July 2020

With face to face events being impossible to plan, the Company of Nurses held a virtual Freedom Ceremony via the online conferencing platform Zoom on a lovely July evening. Freedom Ceremonies are organised so that the new applicants who have been approved by the Court can make their declarations to the Company in front of…

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Quiz Night – 25th June 2020

  Thursday 25th June saw the Company of Nurses’ inaugural virtual quiz. There was a good uptake from members and there were twelve teams in total, with names ranging from The Bedpanners, The Sluice Room and Matron Knows best! Teams varied in size, but most had two or three people in them. The quiz hosts…

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Sparkling Afternoon Tea and Freedom Ceremony Monday – 9th March 2020

A traditional Guild Ceremony followed by an afternoon tea reception was held in the lovely setting of The Members Dining Room at Guildhall. We were delighted that 21 new Freemen of the Guild were able to make their declarations to the Guild of Nurses in front of the Immediate Past Master, Wardens, Court Assistants and…

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