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The Company of Nurses - Past Events

City Walk – 23rd Oct 21

It was a happy bunch of 13 nurses, including their husbands and friends, who gathered at Green Park Tube at the start of the walk led by Maureen and her husband.  The weather was fresh, if not brisk, for our adventure into the history of the area. The title of the walk was “Women behaving…

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Annual Church Service and Declaration – 13 Oct 21

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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Education and Professional Development event Wednesday 6 October 2021

We were honoured to have Freemen Jane Naismith and Tony McLean present to us alongside Freeman David Barker (Chair of Education & Training Committee, Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and Liveryman Worshipful Company of Educators); who as a Trustee of the Livery Schools’ Link (LSL) reorientated us to the charity’s new look since it was…

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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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