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Forthcoming Events

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Please note details of how to apply for events will appear on this web site approximately 6 weeks before the event.

All those who join will be offered a warm and friendly welcome into The Company of Nurses and there are many opportunities for Freemen to meet other members of the Company. A wide range of social activities are organised throughout the year for Freemen and their guests. Functions are held many in venues that are not readily accessible by members of the public, some within the great Livery halls of the City of London.

Freedom Ceremonies

Freedom ceremonies will be held periodically throughout the year when new applicants will have the opportunity to be granted Freedom of the Company. Freedom of the Company is a privilege that is conferred for life and demonstrates your commitment to The Company of Nurses. These ceremonies will be advertised below and will usually be followed by a reception which is open to all Freemen and their guests.

If you are interested in applying to become a Freeman of The Company of Nurses, please go to the Joining our Company page of this website and complete a Membership Application form

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2020

Tuesday 12th May

Florence Nightingale commemorative service at Westminster Abbey.

Event cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreak.

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Thursday 14th May

The Company of Nurses Anniversary Banquet at Apothecaries' Hall, Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 6EJ

Event cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreak.

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Wednesday 3rd June

A private guided tour around the 40 acres rural West Norwood Cemetery, one of the seven most magnificent cemeteries in London.

Event cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreak.

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Wednesday 24th June

Education and Professional Development Event.

Event cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreak.

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Thursday 25th June - 7pm

We are absolutely delighted to be able to bring, live into your sitting rooms, a quiz from The Company of Nurses. Please join us for this online Zoom quiz, which will start promptly at 7pm. We anticipate that it won’t last longer than 1 ½ hours. You will need access to a laptop or iPad. Zoom is easy to use if you are not familiar with the concept and we can guide you through the process. For more information and to book onto the quiz, please see the flyer here

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Saturday 4th July

City walk with a Florence Nightingale theme in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of her birth. During the walk, we will discover many of the places in London linked to Florence Nightingale.

Event cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreak.

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Tuesday 14th July

Freedom Ceremony at 6pm.

A Freedom Ceremony will be held virtually at 6.30pm and is the first ceremony to be held since The Company of Nurses was recognised by the Court of Aldermen on 12th May. This event is open to all members of the Company eligible to be admitted to the Freedom of the Company. We would like to encourage those taking the Freedom to invite their families to join us in fellowship and Zoom invitations will be sent by the Honorary Clerk to all those who are able to attend.

Further details and the booking form can be downloaded from here [Word] [pdf] Closing date for applications is 1st July 2020.

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Saturday 5th September

Another opportunity to take one of the popular City Walks.

Event cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreak.

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Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September

Embley Park Weekend which will include a black tie dinner in Florence Nightingale’s childhood home and a visit to the family church at East Wellow.

Event postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak. New date in 2021 to follow.

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Wednesday 30th September

We are planning to bring you an Autumn education and professional development event. This is likely to be an online event. Details to follow.

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Monday 5th October

The Annual Assembly of the Company of Nurses will be conducted virtually. More details to follow. The new Wardens will be installed at this event.

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Wednesday 14th October

The Annual Church Service of the Company of Nurses.

If it is likely that access to the City Churches remains restricted by this date, we are planning to still hold a celebratory service in some form. Please keep the date free.

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Tuesday 27th October

Join us for a fascinating visit to the British Library where we hope to see their collection of Florence Nightingale’s personal letters.

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Wednesday 18th November  

A wonderful opportunity to dine in Barber-Surgeons’ Hall in the City from 6.45pm for 7.15pm to celebrate The WHO's International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.