Event held on May 30

Event Cancelled: Florence Nightingale: Letters and Diaries

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Event runs from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM


This event has been cancelled. Join ADFAS Camden (Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies), in this months’ lecture Florence Nightingale: Letters and Diaries given by lecturer Karin Fernald (The Arts Society). The Crimean War took two years of Nightingale’s life. Much of the rest was spent writing, vividly and with black humour, on tough issues – the health of the army, sanitation, hospital construction, the nature of God and – toughest of all – Florence Nightingale. This lecture deals with aspects of Nightingale’s life before and after the Crimean War. With paintings, sketches and portraits from the Nightingale Museum at St. Thomas’ Hospital, by artists including Julia Smith (Florence’s aunt); Parthenope, Lady Verney (Florence’s sister), and cousin Hilary Bonham Carter. Karin Fernald is known for her entertaining lectures on writers and diarists connected with the arts from the mid-18th to 19th century, and moving forward in time with Virginia Woolf. Extensive research into diaries and letters brings her lectures to vivid life. Karin illustrates them with slides of contemporary pictures and portraits from varied sources. Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned. Entry Cost Adult $30 - Light refreshments and wine included. Student $15