UKAHN Colloquium 2015

The UK Association for the History of Nursing, Research Colloquium was held on 9 July 2015 at the Infirmary Museum, University of Worcester. The day’s events took place in the chapel of the former Infirmary, which now houses the museum.


‘Sisters Of Charity Nurses In Civil War Louisville, Kentucky’. Mary Ann Thompson & Sara S. Bolten (McKendree University, Louisville, Kentucky, USA)

‘A Calling To Emancipation: Race And Gender In The Arena Of Public Nursing Among Swedish Mission Nurses In South Africa’. Ingrid Ussher (PhD Candidate – University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa)

“Britain’s Fight Against The Cruel Sea’ Disaster Nursing And The East Coast Floods Of 1953”. Claire Chatterton & Pauline Brand (Open University)

‘Complementary And Alternative Medicine In British Nursing Practice 1948-2000’. Christine Gowing (PhD Student, University of Birmingham)

“Yours Respectfully, Agnes Louisa Smith, Trained Nurse.” ‘Considering Poor Law Midwifery And Nursing In The English Midlands, 1834-1881’. Fran Badger (University of Birmingham)

‘Catherine Wood: Midwife To Paediatric Nursing?’. Sue Hawkins (Kingston University, London)

‘Learning To Care: Exploring Nurse Education In Herefordshire And Worcestershire 1900-2010’. Jane Adams, Carol Bowsher, Jacqui Fernell, Dot Morrison (The Infirmary, University of Worcester)

‘The Lost Register: Reconstructing a comprehensive record of nurses who trained in the Union Infirmary Belfast, 1888 – 1920’. Seán Graffin (University of Ulster)

Keynote: “Politics and Public Health: A History of Community Nursing”. Professor Rima D. Apple, Ph.D., of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

The UKAHN is grateful to Mark McLeod and the staff of the Infirmary, University of Worcester for managing this event. For information regarding the medical museums in Worcester go to