Next HARG General Meeting, Royal College of Nursing, 15 March 2018

You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Health and Records Group on Thursday the 15th March between 2-4.30pm.


The meeting will take place simultaneously in the Sarah Swift Room (G01) at the Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G 0RN and thanks to the video-conferencing facilities at the RCN, it will be possible for HARG members based in the North of England and Scotland to participate in the meeting by joining HARG members at the RCN office at 42 South Oswald Road, Edinburgh, EH9 2HH.


20 Cavendish Square is located behind John Lewis, Oxford Street. The nearest tube stations are Oxford Circus and Bond Street. There are many buses routes that stop nearby, including the 10, 25, 55, 73, 98 and 390.

42 South Oswald Road is located in the Grange area south of Edinburgh city centre. The closest bus route is the 41 from near Waverly train station. Morningside is within easy walking distance and is reached by the 11, 15, 16 and 23 from Princes Street.


The meeting will include updates on group activities and planned events, health sector news, including Scottish archivist’s NHS Group along with to be confirmed guest presentations.


Please email to confirm your attendance and state the venue you would like to attend. The meeting is open to all but spaces are limited. A full agenda will be circulated closer to the meeting.


After the London meeting you are welcome to view the exhibition on the ground floor of the RCN Library & Heritage Centre where there is also a café. At 5.30pm the Royal College of Nursing History of Nursing Society Annual Lecture takes place at the venue. This year it will be given by Prof Joanna Bourke. Professor Bourke is an expert on social and cultural history. Over the years, she has worked on the history of the emotions, particularly fear and hatred, and the history of sexual violence. Most recently, her research has focussed on questions of humanity, militarisation, and pain, and the relationship between patient and nurse. Entrance is free but please register online.


After the Edinburgh meeting we will have a selection of items from the RCN archive available to view.