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Congress 50

In 2017 we’re celebrating 50 years of Congress.

In 1967, the RCN Representative Body (RRB) was established as the RCN’s new debating forum, holding a two-day meeting in November. It attracted 287 voting members and 100 observers.

Renamed as Congress in 1987, the event now runs over five days, has a total of 666 voting members and is attended by more than 4,000 delegates.

This year we’ll be proudly marking our milestone year with an exhibition, selfie corner, events, a 60s themed social event and more.

Got a picture?

Do you have any images of Congress between 1967 and 1990? We need your help to fill the gap. Please email your images to or if you would like to donate your photographs to the RCN archive post them to:

Congress 50, RCN Archive, 42 South Oswald Road, Edinburgh EH9 2HH

Congress 50

50 years of Congress