The Guild of Nurses

The City of London Guild of Nurses

For the Nursing Profession - past, present and future

Forthcoming Events

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Details of how to apply for events will appear on this web site approximately 6 weeks before the event.

Friday 11th May

The Master and Wardens are pleased to invite you to the Anniversary Banquet of The Guild of Nurses on Friday 11th May 2018 at 6.45pm for 7.15pm in The Members Dining Room, Guildhall, Gresham Street, London, EC2 7HH.

We have again been given the opportunity to hold our annual banquet in the Members’ Dining Room in the beautiful surroundings of Guildhall on the eve of Florence Nightingale’s Birthday and International Nurses Day. We are delighted that Paul Jagger will address us after dinner. Paul is author of The City of London Freeman’s Guide – the definitive concise guide to the City of London’s customs, ceremonies, officers, institutions, landmarks and traditions. He promises us a ‘jolly and light-hearted romp through a bit of City History’.

We are expecting a high interest in this event and as places are limited, applications will be taken on a first come first served basis. This event is open to all Freemen of the Guild of Nurses and their guests. STOP PRESS: We are pleased that all tickets have been sold for the anniversary banquet and the application process for this event is now unfortunately, closed.

Thursday 21st June

Evening Reception open to all members and Admission to the Freedom Declaration Ceremony of the Guild of Nurses at 6pm

This event is open to all Guild members and their guests as well as those Freemen needing to make their declarations. The declaration ceremony will commence at 6pm and will be followed by a two-course buffet supper with wine. Further details of the event and the booking form can be downloaded from here [Word] [PDF]

If you have yet to be admitted to the Freedom of the Guild of Nurses this evening is the chance to experience some of the wonderful pomp and ceremony of the City of London whilst enjoying a social event with others new to the Guild, or some who have been freemen for a while. Our members thoroughly enjoy these evenings and you may even come across someone else who trained with you. It would be lovely to see as many of our members as possible on hopefully, a lovely summer evening.

Tuesday 26th June

Tour of Mansion House at 11am, arrival at Mansion House 10.45am.

Mansion House, a Grade 1 listed building in the heart of the City is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. It was built between 1739 and 1758. Today it is used for business meetings, Civic and Livery activities and high profile official events as well as being home to a magnificent plate collection and an art collection including sculptures and the 84 Dutch paintings of the Harold Samuel Art Collection.

We have arranged a tour of Mansion House starting at 11am, arrival at 10.45am. The cost of the tour will be £15 a head and will last approximately an hour. After the tour, we have arranged an optional two course lunch with wine at Cote Brasserie, near St Paul’s Cathedral at a cost of £25 each and the Guild Organiser will lead people to the restaurant.

Further details and a booking form can be downloaded here. [Word] [PDF]

Monday 2nd July 2018

Palace of Westminster Tour, 11am

We have again been given the opportunity to have a guided tour of the Palace of Westminster at 11am – a wonderful opportunity to go behind the scenes at The Houses of Parliament. The tour will last for 75 minutes after which the group can have lunch in the Jubilee Café which is inside the House of Commons.  There will also be an opportunity for the group to take seats in the public gallery of the House of Commons for the afternoon session commencing at 2.30pm. This tour is free, refreshments in the jubilee café to be paid on the day. Further detail and information on how to book is here. [Word] [PDF]

Thursday 20th September 2018

Education and Development Forum Half Day Conference, 1.30pm - 7pm (Times to be confirmed)

Apothecaries’ Hall, Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 6EJ

We are thrilled to be able to announce that our planned Education and Professional Development event will be a half day conference at Apothecaries’ Hall. We have four eminent speakers lined up and more details will be on their way shortly. Please save the date in your diaries. This will be a free event so please advise all your friends and colleagues of the date also.

Saturday, 22 September
A visit to the Museum of the Order of St John: spanning the history from caring for sick pilgrims in 11th century Jerusalem to the modern-day St John Ambulance.

Saturday, 15 September
City Walk around the eastern part of the City of London.

Tuesday, 9 October 
The Guild of Nurses Annual Church Service at St Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard, followed by a Declaration Ceremony at the Guildhall for newly admitted Freemen and their guests and a buffet supper.

Thursday, 15 November
Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London 21.30. Supper is planned prior to the ceremony.