12 May 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Was Florence Nightingale a Feminist? Reading Cassandra

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by LSE Library
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Join us and the RCN Library on the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and Nurses Day to explore Cassandra.

Before she became the “lady with the lamp”, 32-year-old Florence Nightingale penned a furious essay, transforming her despair about the forced idleness of Victorian women into a rebellious anger that fuelled her determination to undertake useful work. Written in 1852, just two years before Nightingale went to the Crimea, Cassandra was not published until 1928. Join us and the Royal College of Nursing Library to discuss Florence’s essay and feminist writings in a virtual book club.

Sign up here and the Zoom details of how to join will be circulated nearer the time.

A copy of Cassandra will be sent to people who sign up in advance and Dr Sarah Chaney (RCN) and Debbie Challis (LSE Library) will lead a conversation on it.

Join us on the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and Nurses Day to explore Cassandra in a social group online.

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When

12 May 2020
from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Where

Zoom event
UK

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LSE Library: The British Library of Political and Economic Science

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