The Guild of Nurses

The City of London Guild of Nurses

For the Nursing Profession - past, present and future

Forthcoming Events

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

Friday 23rd February

Visit to Sir John Soane’s Museum, Lincolns Inn Field, London at 2pm and Lunch beforehand

The Soane Museum is the extraordinary house of Sir John Soane, one of the greatest English architects, who built and lived in it more than a century and a half ago. The Museum has been kept as it was at the time of his death nearly 180 years ago. It displays his collection of antiquities, furniture, sculptures, architectural models, paintings – including work by Hogarth, Turner and Canaletto – and over 30,000 architectural drawings. It’s a vast, extraordinary collection, full of curiosities and surprises. We have arranged an introductory talk for our group from the Museum Curator at 2pm.

The museum does not have its own café, so we have booked a table for lunch at 12 noon at the nearby Benugo at Fields Bar and Kitchen in Lincoln’s Inn Field.

This is event is now FULLY BOOKED.

Tuesday 6th March

Education and Professional Development Forum

Members Dining Room, Guildhall. 17.30 refreshments, 18.00 forum.
In response to a number of members expressions of interest regarding the changing roles in the nursing work force we have three speakers who are very well placed to share their vision and the reality of equiping the nursing team with the required skill mix for the future.

We are privileged to welcome Lisa Bayliss-Pratt and Samantha Donohue from Health Education England and Jackie O'Neill from Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals Trust who is one of the trail blazers in reshaping the workforce in her organisation. Admission is free and tickets can be obtained here.

Friday 16th March

United Guilds’ Service at St Pauls Cathedral at 11.15am

We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to attend this years United Guilds’ Service at St Pauls Cathedral. This is one of the highlights of the Livery Calendar and is attended by the Lord Mayor, Sherriffs, Aldermen, Masters and Wardens of all the Livery Companies and Guilds in the City of London. A collection will be taken in aid of the City of London Endowment Trust for St Paul’s Cathedral but the service is free to attend. Gift Aid envelopes will be forwarded to those attending the service.

We are also delighted that an invitation has been extended by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries for Guild Freemen to attend lunch in Apothecaries’ Hall afterwards. The cost for this is £65 per head, payable in advance. If you would like to attend the Service and/or the lunch, please download the proforma here. Closing date for applications is 1st March.

Saturday 24th March

East End Rebel Women - Walk for International Womens Day – Guided Walk around Historic Bow

Our ever-popular guided walks led by the knowledgeable Blue Badge Guide Mo Corcoran continue with this timely walk around the East End of London. Walk in the footsteps of Sylvia Pankhurst and the brave women of the East End who fought for better lives and for the right to vote. This fascinating walk brings their story vividly to life.

Meet at 11am outside Bow Road Tube Station (on District and Hammersmith Lines). The walk will last about two hours. No formal refreshments have been arranged for this event but there will be local hostelries available for those who wish to stay longer after the walk.

To book your place please contact Mo directly. Mobile 07710 842880 email mo@londonsights.org.uk - Cost £10 per person. Guests welcome.

Wednesday 11th April

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

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.

If you have yet to make your Declaration and are unable to attend this event, a further declaration ceremony will be held on 21st June. Booking details for this date will be made available towards the end of April.

Thursday 12th April

Tour around The Poppy Factory, Richmond with lunch. Meet 1pm.

Come and join us on a tour of the famous Poppy Factory where we will learn about the factory and its history, and how the factory continues the founder’s vision today by supporting wounded, injured and sick ex-Service men and women into civilian employment within their own communities. We will see some of the poppies and wreaths made over the years including those made for the Royal Family, see the machines that cut out the millions of poppies made each year and even get to make a poppy.

The tour will include lunch which we will have before our afternoon visit. Cost of the tour and lunch is £20 per person.

We envisage that this event will be extremely popular so please do book early using the form that you can download here.   Closing Date for applications is Monday 12th March

Friday, 11 May
The Guild of Nurses’ Annual Banquet at Guildhall on the eve of Florence Nightingale’s birthday and International Nurses Day.

Thursday, 21 June
Declaration Ceremony 18.00 at Guildhall for newly admitted members and their guests followed by a buffet supper.

Tuesday, 26 June
A tour of Mansion House, home and office of the Lord Mayor of the City of London, 11.00 followed by lunch.

Monday, 2 July
Behind the scenes tour of the Palace of Westminster. The Jubilee Café is open for refreshments after the tour and seats available to the public gallery to view business in the House of Commons.

Thursday, 20 September
Education and Professional Development Forum, Members Dining Room, Guildhall: 17.30 refreshments, 18.00 Lecture – title and speaker to be confirmed.

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 or 29 September - date to be announced
City Walk around the eastern part of the City of London.

Tuesday 9 October - date to be announced
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.