RSS unveils Florence Nightingale bicentenary celebration plans

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This year, the RSS is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Born on 12 May 1820, Florence Nightingale was the first female member of the RSS, having joined the Society (then the London Statistical Society) in 1858, just two years after her return from the Crimean War. She remained a member until her death over 50 years later.

While Nightingale is best known worldwide for revolutionising nursing and healthcare through her campaigning for health reform, her far-reaching recommendations were based on impressive statistical work and popularised through pioneering data visualisation.

The RSS will be celebrating Nightingale’s work and profound influence with a number of different events and activities, including:

We hope that many RSS fellows can join us at these events! Follow #Nightingale2020 for updates

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