Lynn McDonald, Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of Guelph, will lecture on the topic, Florence Nightingale: Religious Motivation & Social Reform. McDonald is a noted social scientist and former Canadian Member of Parliament. She is the editor of the Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, as well as numerous books and articles. McDonald argues that although Nightingale is much revered as a nurse, we have failed to appreciate that she is also a fully modern heroine and intellectual in her own right.
The lecture will be held at at 5pm on Thursday 14 October in Lecture Room 1, Christ Church.