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Date and time
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 16:00 to 17:30
Address
Castle Drive
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1SL
United Kingdom

About the Event

Dr Pauline Brand, Honorary Associate, The Open University

Although the history of the birth control movement is well documented, the contribution made to the provision of services by nurses and midwives and the actual development of their role and training, is conspicuous by its absence.

This paper explores the establishment of the Marie Stopes Mothers Clinic in 1921 and identifies the varied roles and duties undertaken by the first twelve midwife-nurses employed in the service. In so doing, it will explore the backgrounds and training of a sample of these women who were willing to undertake their duties in this pioneering clinic and will  highlight the crucial role they played in bring a birth control service to women in need.

Host: Faculty of Health and Social Care Historical Society

Admission free but booking necessary for seating and refreshment purposes (tea, coffee and cake will be provided).

Please contact fhsc.histsoc@chester.ac.uk or call 01244 512095 to confirm your place.

There is no car parking available at the Riverside Campus. Access to the lecture rooms is through the main entrance, opposite the River Dee. Further details on parking and transport options are available on our How to Find Us page.

The University of Chester Riverside Museum will also be open from 1-4pm, free admission and no booking necessary

Marie Stopes with her Nurse-midwives.

Directions

Address

Castle Drive
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1SL
United Kingdom