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




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.

Event cancelled.


Saturday 14th November, 2pm

Sex, Death and Shopping; A virtual illustrated ‘walking’ tour of Soho by Zoom

This tour, created especially for us by Blue badge guide Antony Robbins, will cover the plague pits, sleazy reputation and present day artisan craft shops of Soho. Antony, a former director at the Museum of London, is taking to his bicycle to compile a photograph gallery to illustrate his tour presentation for us and promises some historic props too, up to 2000 years old.

There is a suggested donation of £10 to the Company of Nurses for this virtual tour.

To book, and to be sent the Zoom invitation, please download and complete the application form here [pdf] [Word] and return it to

The closing date for applications is Friday 6th November.


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.

Event cancelled.


Tuesday 8th December 7pm

Company of Nurses Christmas Quiz

Please join us for The Company of Nurses virtual Christmas quiz 2020. The quiz will take place on Tuesday 8th December at 7pm and will last approximately an hour and a half.

Brace yourself………! We have been lucky enough to secure Mother Christmas and her husband Paul as our quiz hosts for this special occasion. Not only that, but two of Santa’s little helpers, Linton and Rydon will be on hand to keep score. The quiz will be a Christmas themed quiz but will also cover a wide range of topics so get your thinking cap on! Whilst not compulsory to dress up, please feel free to adorn Christmas hats, bauble earrings, tinsel garlands etc etc.  Festive nibbles and tipples of your choice will add to the fun.

Ideally, you will be a team of 2 or maximum 3 and singletons are also most welcome to join. You do not all need to be in the same household as we will be holding the event by Zoom and time will be given between rounds to liaise via WhatsApp or other forms of messaging.

We will send out joining details a few days before the quiz, but in the meantime, please email with the following details;

  • Your team name
  • The number of people in your team
  • Your team email address/addresses

We really hope that you can join us for this quiz on the 8th December.