celebrates nursing pioneer Mary Seacole
story of Mary Seacole, a black woman famous in the mid-nineteenth
century for her ground-breaking nursing work during the
Crimean war, is the subject of a forthcoming lecture at
the University by Professor Elizabeth Anionwu.
selective history and the promotion of her counterpart
Florence Nightingale has denied Mary Seacole proper recognition,
but her autobiography provides a rich insight into her
nursing work in South America, the Caribbean and the war-torn
Crimea and highlights Victorian attitudes to race.
Anionwu established the Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing
Practice at Thames Valley University, which aims to integrate
a multi-ethnic philosophy into nurse recruitment, education,
practice, management and research. Her research focuses
on the multi-ethnic issues in nursing and the politics
of sickle cell and thalassaemia.
lecture takes place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 29 January in
the Littlewood Hall at Leeds General Infirmary. For more
details, see events or contact Bill Mathie on ext 34363,