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A History of Learning Disability: Exhibition Launch

18 May 2022 17:00 - 19:30

20 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G ORN


Join us for the launch of our new exhibition on the history of learning disability nursing, in person and online.

In person only from 5 - 6pm at the Royal College of Nursing for refreshments and a chance to look round our new exhibition on the history of learning disability nursing.

Talks from 6pm (in person and online):

Hear from Steve Walden and Owen Barden about what we can learn from the experiences of people with learning disabilities in the past

Bob Gates will talk about the more recent history of learning disability nursing.

Gavin Harding will tell us about his life and achievements as the first person with a learning disability to get an MBE and his work at NHS England with Sarah Wright

And Sarah Leigh will explain why hospital passports are essential, speaking from personal experience seeking support for her son, who has a severe learning disability.

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20 Cavendish Square

20 Cavendish Square is located behind John Lewis, Oxford Street.


The nearest stations are Oxford Circus and Bond Street.


There are many buses routes that stop nearby, including the 10, 25, 55, 73, 98 and 390.

Page last updated - 11/05/2022