125 years of nursing celebrations end with panel debate

Wednesday, 07 December 2016

125 nursing panel debate

This week, Oxford Brookes brought its celebrations marking 125 years of nurse education in Oxford to a close by hosting a panel debate with prestigious nursing leaders.

Chaired by Jenni Middleton, Editor of the Nursing Times, guest speakers included Dame Julie Moore Chief Executive of University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) and recent Honorary Graduate of the University and Katherine Murphy, Chief Executive of The Patients Association.

It was sponsored by Oxford Academic Health Science Network (OAHSN). 

It has been a fabulous year of celebration; an opportunity to look back over 13 decades of training and education, from the early 19th century right up to the present day.

Dr Liz Westcott, Head of Department of Nursing, Oxford Brookes University

Over the last year, the University has brought together nursing students, staff, alumni, local NHS Trusts, businesses and the local community to celebrate the milestone. 

Dr Liz Westcott, Head of the Department of Nursing said: “It has been a fabulous year of celebration; an opportunity to look back over 13 decades of training and education, from the early 19th century right up to the present day. 

“The engagement we have had from everyone in our nursing history has been truly special, and this is down to the hard work of organisers behind the scenes in hosting an enjoyable and varied series of events and activities. 

“There have been so many great moments from this year and I know students and staff members will each have their favourite.” 

We’ve used Storify to look back at some of the highlights from the 125 celebrations: