January 16, 2020, by Richard Bates

Florence Nightingale, Yorkshire, and All That

A couple of event notifications have come our way courtesy of John Bibby, of the University of York:

John writes:

“Readers of the Nightingale blog may be interested to learn about two upcoming conferences, each with social history themes with focus on the Victorian period and its relevance for today.

On February 28th, Radical Statistics are holding their annual conference in London. The theme is “Learning from the Past to Build a Better Future” and the keynote speaker is Lynn McDonald, Canadian MP and Editor of The Collected Works of Florence Nightingale. Other speakers include Professors Danny Dorling from Oxford University and Andrew Street from LSE who are both speaking on historical and health-related themes. For details please see www.radstats.org.uk

On April 1st the “York and All That” group is holding an afternoon event (4-9pm) in York. The focus is on the years 1900-1910 and talks include Seebohm Rowntree’s work on Poverty and his political activities, as well as garden village developments and electoral history in York, Darlington and area. Admission is FREE – please see www.York1900.eventbrite.com

Information is also available from John on jb43@york.ac.uk.

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