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The Birth of a Statue: Mary Seacole Remembered

Sit in on an afternoon talk at the Florence Nightingale Museum by Lord Soley on the astounding life of Mary Seacole, who looked after soldiers during the Crimean War.

This summer sees the long-awaited unveiling of the statue of Mary Seacole by renowned artist Martin Jennings at St Thomas’ Hospital. Mary Seacole is best known for her work caring for soldiers in the Crimean War, which was a time of great medical progress in the Victorian age.

Join Lord Clive Soley at the Florence Nightingale Museum, located right beside St Thomas’ Hospital, as he shares his experiences of launching and managing a high-profile fundraising campaign to fund this statue, from the early stages to its successful completion.

Lord Soley was elected Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party in 1997. A former probation officer, he served for many years as a shadow minister, most notably on housing, planning and Northern Ireland. He has been Chair of the Mary Seacole Statue Appeal since 2004.

The talk is free with the entry price to the museum.

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