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Nursing Myth Busters: Fashion, Fantasy and Female Firsts

23 Sep 2020 18:30 - 20:00



Can you sort your Sairey Gamps from your Florence Nightingales?

Join the myth busters from Crimson Tea Parties and the RCN Library and Archive Service to find out in this talk and quiz.

We begin with a talk by Susanna Cordner and Stephanie Wood looking at the history of nursing through its fashion. What do nursing uniforms over the years tell us about the image of nursing? How are nurses portrayed on film and TV? And why have nursing costumes appeared in such a range of settings over the years, from fancy dress to haute couture? 

The talk is followed by a chance to test your ability to separate fact from fantasy in our Women’s Quiz-tory.

Please register to attend and a link will be circulated in advance with instructions on how to join the event. All tickets must be booked individually.

This is a Period Poverty Fundraiser

Tickets are free, but we encourage all attendees to donate at least the price of a packet of tampons to the Bloody Good Period COVID-19 Pad Fund:

Bloody Good Period get period products to asylum seekers, refugees and those who can't afford them. Bloody Good Period believe that everyone who has periods, and everyone who cares about someone who has periods, should be able to talk about this bloody stuff. Everyone should have access to the information and products they need. No-one should feel ashamed because of a healthy biological process.

Crimson Tea Parties Presents is a creative platform and event series which highlights and fundraises for women's charities and is on a mission to dispel female taboos.


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