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The Faculty’s Historical Society aims to 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 you can view many of our past events below (alphabetical order by first speaker).

 

The Health and Welfare of Neston’s Coal Miners and their Families During the Industrial Revolution

Anthony Annakin-Smith, local historian and alumnus, The Health and Welfare of Neston’s Coal Miners and their Families During the Industrial Revolution 

Under These Conditions Rank Was Barely Recognised’: British Nursing Sisters’ Quest for Collaboration on Active Service in the Second World War

Dr Jane Brooks, University of Manchester - ‘Under These Conditions Rank Was Barely Recognised’: British Nursing Sisters’ Quest for Collaboration on Active Service in the Second World War

Struck Off! The General Nursing Council Disciplinary Committee 1922–36

Dr Sarah Chaney, Events and Exhibitions Manager at the RCN and Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions - Struck Off! The General Nursing Council Disciplinary Committee 1922–36

‘Rekindling the Desire to Live’: Nursing Men Following Facial Injury and Surgery During the First World War

Professor Claire Chatterton, Staff Tutor, Open University and Visiting Professor, University of Chester – ‘Rekindling the Desire to Live’: Nursing Men Following Facial Injury and Surgery during the First World War

‘That Never-to-be Forgotten Scourge’: The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19

Professor Claire Chatterton, Staff Tutor, Open University and Visiting Professor, University of Chester – ‘That Never-to-be Forgotten Scourge’: The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19

Women with Postpartum Psychosis and Their Babies – Then and Now

Dr Claire Chatterton, Nation Manager North, The Open University (Visiting Professor, University of Chester and Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing) and Dr Ann Mitchell, Lecturer, Mental Health Nursing, The Open University - Women with Postpartum Psychosis and Their Babies

An Exploration of the Adoption of Children in England and Wales

Pauline Doherty, Senior Lecturer, University of Chester - An Exploration of the Adoption of Children in England and Wales

“Learn to Become a Nurse in Your Spare Time”: Correspondence Schools for Nursing Education

Dr Karen Egenes, Emerita Associate Professor, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University, Chicago and Board Member, American Association for the History of Nursing - “Learn to Become a Nurse in Your Spare Time”: Correspondence Schools for Nursing Education

The Historical Development of the Role of Advanced Practice Nursing in the Field of Orthopaedics

Professor Sandra Flynn, Clinical MD Programme Lead, Chester Medical School - The Historical Development of the Role of Advanced Practice Nursing in the Field of Orthopaedics

When Nursing Care is Needed: King’s Daughters Visiting Nurse Service of Norfolk, Virginia

Dr Mary Gibson, RN, University of Virginia – When Nursing Care is Needed: King’s Daughters Visiting Nurse Service of Norfolk, Virginia

Irish Nursing Narratives 1914-1921

Paul Horan, Assistant Professor of Intellectual Disability Nursing, Trinity College, Dublin – Irish Nursing Narratives 1914-1921

The History of Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT)

Colin Jones, ECT Nurse, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust – The History of Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT)

Alert to the Necessities of the Emergency: U.S. Nursing During the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Arlene Keeling PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emerita and Associate Director, The Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry, University of Virginia and past President of the American Association for the History of Nursing - U.S. Nursing During the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

The Northern Powerhouse: Cotton Town Nurses Who Shaped the Profession

Dame Betty Kershaw, Professor Emeritus, University of Sheffield and former President of the Royal College of Nursing – The Northern Powerhouse: Cotton Town Nurses Who Shaped the Profession

From Probationer to Professional Practitioner: The Long Walk

Dame Betty Kershaw, Professor Emeritus, University of Sheffield, Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing (and former President) – From Probationer to Professional Practitioner: The Long Walk

Learning Disability and Offending: The Changing Context of Care

Professor Andrew Lovell, Department of Mental Health and Learning Disability, University of Chester - Learning Disability and Offending: The Changing Context of Care 

Florence Nightingale: Her Life and Legacy

Professor Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead, Professor of Health and Social Care and Head, Chester Medical School, University of Chester – Florence Nightingale: Her Life and Legacy for the 200th anniversary of her birth on 12 May 2020

Florence Nightingale and Her Relevance for Nursing in the Twenty-First Century

Professor Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead, Professor of Health and Social Care and Head, Chester Medical School, University of Chester – Florence Nightingale and Her Relevance for Nursing in the Twenty-First Century

Leprosy: The Long Journey to Overcome the World’s Most Stigmatised Disease

Professor Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead: Professor of Health and Social Care, Leprosy: The Long Journey to Overcome the World’s Most Stigmatised Disease

‘The Heat of Battle’ and Law on the Front Line

Professor Hilary Meredith – Hilary Meredith Solicitors ‘The Heat of Battle’ and Law on the Front Line

Mental Health and Learning Disabilities: Seeking Separate Identities

Professor Duncan Mitchell, Manchester Metropolitan University – Mental Health and Learning Disabilities: Seeking Separate Identities

The Suffragettes: From Hard Sell to Hard Cell

Professor Emma Rees, Institute of Gender Studies, University of Chester – The Suffragettes: From Hard Sell to Hard Cell

Looked After Children: Then and Now

Dr Vanessa Richardson, Honorary Research Fellow, Law Department, Keele University – Looked After Children: Then and Now

NHS 70th Anniversary event

NHS 70th Anniversary event: Professor Terry Wardle – From Barracks to Bevan and Beyond and Professor Angela Simpson – A Celebration of Health Education at the University and Reflections on How Health Education is Changing to Meet Future Health Priorities

Social Work History Network Meeting, March 2019

Social Work History Network Meeting, March 2019

The First World War: Returning Home Exhibition

University of Chester Riverside Museum – The First World War: Returning Home Exhibition launch with a performance of ‘Over by Christmas’ by Theatre in the Quarter