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"Please Matron!” Hospital Hygiene in 1901

18 Jun 2018 18:30 - 20:30

Cowdray Hall, 20 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G ORN


Are you brave enough to meet Matron?
Experience what it was like to be a Victorian nursing student in 1900, as Matron Gordon shows what life was like in the Nightingale Training School at the end of the 19th century.

This hour-long dramatic reconstruction of a lecture to probationer nurses around 1900 demonstrates how important nurses were in maintaining standards of hygiene and cleanliness in hospitals. It will be followed by a panel discussion on the history of infection control and prevention.

Cowdray Hall
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 - 22/03/2018