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Women's History Walking Tours in London

Here are the themes of 6 women’s history walking tours in London, and the parts of London the walks take place in:

Great British Women: Mary Shelley to World War Heroines: A walk in Bloomsbury, start Russell Square, finish Warren Street tube. 73 more words


SHE-LOGY: Trailblazing nurses

Nursing is one of those professions that have suffered a stigmatizing reputation. It is stereotyped as a female role, understandably so, the first nurses were women and nuns.  308 more words

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Mary Seacole

March is Women’s History Month and all month long, Natural Zero is looking at great women in history, women who have shaped history in one way or another. 700 more words

UK News: New Campaign For Mary Seacole Statue Launched

The Voice reports that a new campaign has been launched to raise the remaining £90,000 needed to erect a statue of the pioneering Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole… 170 more words

UK News

Vera Brittain: Bloomsbury's Great British Women

Both our Great British Women and Women Doctors & Nurses walking tours take place in Bloomsbury. Women featuring in the former include Vera Brittain (who lived in Doughty Street just after the Great War), and also Louisa Twining, Angela Burdett-Coutts, Octavia Hill, Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf, Florence Nightingale, Noor Inayat Khan, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Marie Stopes and many more. 187 more words

Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole, born in Kingston Jamaica in 1805, was the daughter of a free Jamaican woman and a Scottish solider. Mary’s mother was a ‘Doctoress’ who practiced herbal healing, and Mary inherited an interest in traditional medicine and nursing skills from her, whilst also learning more modern methods from Army Doctors who stayed with her family. 492 more words

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Twelve Days of Christmas London Style - Day 7


Long, long ago, in a country far, far away, I trained as a nurse at the Royal infirmary of Edinburgh. On our first day, we were told that our… 579 more words