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The University’s Faculty of Health and Social Care (FHSC) Historical Society was founded in 2008 to mark the 60th anniversary of the NHS and unite individuals with an interest in medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work across the University and the wider community.

The Society meets regularly for a range of talks and discussion and anyone with an interest in health and social care or social history is welcome to attend. We have three live virtual talks coming up in October, November and December and all are welcome. Please click here to see the programme of speakers and topics. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth and International Nurse's Day, a webinar was held on 12 May on Florence Nightingale and the recording is available to view here. We also asked for reflections from three Royal College of Nursing members (Professor Dame Betty Kershaw, Estephanie Dunn and Professor Claire Chatterton) on Florence Nightingale's contribution to nursing. Many of our previous talks have been recorded and visit our Past Events page to view the recordings on a wide variety of topics.

The Society also has its own Riverside Museum with curiosities from medicine, nursing, social work and midwifery, together with the First World War: Returning Home exhibition (refurbished with the generous help of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Heritage) portraying what a soldier would have encountered on his return from the Front to Cheshire. Please note that the Museum is currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and details on when it will reopen will be posted here. In the meantime, visit the Riverside Museum page to see the range of objects on display:

 

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