On Tuesday 25th February 2020, the portrait of one of our Freemen, Elizabeth Bardolph, which was previously displayed in the Nightingale Museum, has found a home in the Boardroom of the Nightingale Foundation.  As this is the year of the Nurse and Midwife, it was felt that it would be appropriate that it should be…

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In the wonderful surroundings of Cutler’s Hall, on Thursday 27 June, our Honorary Clerk gave a fascinating talk about the history of the Livery movement and our pathway to becoming a Livery Company.  There then ensued a lively debate about this journey.  The enthusiasm for being a part of it was palpable! During this discussion,…

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I was privileged to be invited to the headquarters of the London Air Ambulance at the Royal London Hospital as a freeman of the Guild of Nurses. By the time we arrived at 11am the crew of the air ambulance had already been called out three times – to a cyclist, to a child hit…

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Due to an IT glitch we may have inadvertently sent a mailchimp reminder to pay quarterage ( due in May) to those Freemen who are Foundation or Quinquennial Freemen. So please ignore this. Annual Freemen who are already paying by direct debit just needed the information that due to increased administrative costs we have had…

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The Guild of Nurses is delighted that one of the Foundation Freemen received the Freedom of the City of London on International Women’s Day  8th March 2019.  Major (Retd) Guinevere Foley TD qualified with Princess Mary’s RAF Nursing Service and served in Germany. Joining the NHS Guinevere worked at various London Teaching Hospitals whilst also serving…

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This article was written by Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Chief Nurse, Health Education England in her series identifying inspirational nurses.  Guild news is re-printing her publication. Guilds have been around since the 12th century, but until now never one for the nursing profession. Brenda Griffiths, one of the inspirational nurses I have had the privilege of…

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The Royal College of Organists is delighted to announce the appointment of Sir Andrew Parmley as its new Director. Sir Andrew’s broad experience in music, education and the creative industries has led to a life spent in teaching, performing, research, examining, adjudicating, writing, composing and editing.

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Jane Davies

One of our Freemen Colonel Jane Davis OBE QVRM TD DL RGN has been appointed as the Vice Lord-Lieutenant for Greater London, Jane has been a Deputy Lieutenant since 2008. The title Lord-Lieutenant is given to the British Monarch’s personal representatives throughout the United Kingdom, usually in a county or large city (metropolitan area). They have…

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