Florence Nightingale: Her Life and Legacy

Mrs Frances Raftery

North West
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Paid: £50 to include expenses
15th March 2019

This presentation, containing nearly 50 pictures, describes the life of Florence, whose destiny was realised due to a surprising turn of fate long before she was born! Follow her life from her birth in Italy, through her determination to flout Victorian convention and to her horrific experiences in the Crimean War. Fulfilling her destiny, Florence developed her system of nursing practice which founded and established the nursing profession. Her birthday - May 12th - was chosen as International Nurses Day throughout the world.

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About Mrs Frances Raftery

I'm a retired (Science) teacher with a passion for History. I started talks about 5 years ago, found I enjoyed it and, until now, have never advertised: word got around from those who had heard my presentations and I often have repeat bookings.

Many of my talks are accompanied by items I bring for illustration and I always bring projector, laptop (and screen if required). Illustrated talks last about one hour.

I enjoy meeting people - whether it is WI, TG, Probus, church groups or others and welcome input during talks - people often have interesting anecdotes of their own to share.

I'm prepared to travel - about a 15 mile radius from my home in Atherton M46. My aim is to provide a good morning, afternoon or evening for my audience to make their outing worthwhile.

I talk on about a dozen different topics and will be glad to send (by email) information on all of them to interested enquirers.

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