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  • The RCN Library Collections Page Mandy Watson Mandy Watson 17 Nov 2017

    Check Out Our Databases

    An introduction to some extra databases on the Library pages which may help you in your quest for information

  • AlanJointReps Alan Chalkley Alan Chalkley 7 Nov 2017

    Resources for our Reps

    The RCN Library and Archive service have recently launched a new RCN Reps resource.

  • Lady Cowdray laying the Foundation stone for 20 Cavendish Square Janan Nuri Janan Nuri 31 Oct 2017

    The Fairy Godmother of Nursing

    Located conveniently in the medical heart of London, the Royal College of Nursing is in a prime position. How did we come to be here? Janan Nuri sheds some light...

  • Richard Morton's Recipe Book from the 17th Century Library and archive services Library and archive services 30 Oct 2017

    Pig's Blood, Dragon and Ale – A Little Book of Recipes

    To celebrate Halloween, Molly Fennelly takes a look at a strange recipe book from our collection

  • Hockey Library and archive services Library and archive services 27 Oct 2017

    History in the words of nurses

    Today is World Day for Audiovisual Heritage and we are celebrating our Oral History Collection. 

  • Donation to the RCN Archive Neasa Roughan Neasa Roughan 25 Oct 2017

    Nursing on the Battlefield: A New Donation to the RCN Archive

    We have recently received a fascinating donation of personal papers to the RCN Archive. Neasa Roughan shares the story…

  • RCN Library Literature Search Service Kate Clark Kate Clark 24 Oct 2017

    New Look Literature Search Service

    Our new look literature search service has links to resources that can help you carry out your own searches.

  • RCN Library staff discussing the new board game Mind-Boggling Medical History Library and archive services Library and archive services 23 Oct 2017

    Mind-Boggling Medical History

    Blowing tobacco smoke into the anus of a semi-conscious individual will revive them… 

  • Professor Nola Ishmael with the RCN's Wendy Irwin Library and archive services Library and archive services 21 Oct 2017

    Barbados, Bishops Stortford and Beyond

    Professor Nola Ishmael shares what it was like to be a nursing student thousands of miles from home through the 1960s.

  • Part of the RCN's Hidden in Plain Sight exhibition Frances Reed Frances Reed 20 Oct 2017

    Hidden in Plain Sight: Celebrating Nursing Diversity

    Were the skills of enrolled nurses truly valued? Does being open about your sexuality help or hinder relationships in the workplace? Why does it matter whether someone identifies as disabled or not?