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Leafy Westminster and Garden Museum Walk

This walk takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the usual Westminster tourist haunts, into uncrowded, little known gardens, yards and squares. There’s lots of history – huge centuries old mansions overlooking Green Park, one of which has a Lady Diana connection; amazing views of Buckingham Palace & Westminster as you cross St James’ Park; the best street of beautiful Queen Anne houses in London; a hall connected to the world’s greatest Victorian philanthropist; two Suffragette memorials; a famous public school; the venue of the first regulated football match; the oldest house in London; Westminster Abbey; the Houses of Parliament; a memorial to the end of slavery; and the pretty square where the father of investigative journalism lived. 155 more words

thoughts for the road

Earlier this week, I traveled with a colleague to Paxton House on the border of England. There, I learned more about the family of Alexander Milne, the British Naval Admiral who once permitted  497 more words

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Watching my privilege

In 1973, aged 18, I joined the NHS. My first job was at a learning disability hospital. It was a backwater for patients. And also for staff, 50% of whom were Black, Asian or other ethnic minority (BAME) backgrounds. 697 more words


The wonderful adventures of Mrs Seacole in many lands.

This book is an honest account of a life in nursing during the war in the Eighteenth Century.  Mary Seacole is mixed race which did not stop her pursuing her ambition in the Eighteenth Century where she helped injured soldiers in the Crimean war. 863 more words

What would Mary Seacole do today?

​On International Nurses Day, I have been thinking about what nursing means in our troubled world. And how nurses through the ages and across the planet have devoted their lives to helping others. 461 more words


Black History Fun Fact Friday – Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole was born Mary Jane Grant in Kingston, Jamaica in 1805. A mixed raced woman, her mother was Jamaican and her father Scottish. In her autobiography Mary referred to herself as Creole. 528 more words


Famous Londoners - Mary Seacole...

Immortalised in a statue in the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital on South Bank last year, Mary Seacole is the first named black woman to have a memorial statue made in her image in London. 551 more words