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406 NU · Collection · c.1830-2015

Collection charting the development of nursing education at St George's and related institutions from the 19th century to the present day.

The collection includes:

  • Student registers, training and examination records, prospectuses and syllabuses
  • Administrative records, including committee minutes, reports, rules and regulations
  • Publications and printed material including books, newsletters and journals
  • Papers, photographs and artefacts from St George’s Nurses’ League
  • Personal papers, memoirs and memorabilia from individual nurses, including papers of matron Dame Muriel Powell (c.1910s-­1970s)
  • Photographs, including student photographs, group photographs and personal photo albums
  • Artefacts and objects, including items of nurses' uniform, badges, medals, and medical instruments
  • ‘Nurses’ Voices’ oral history project: interviews with over 100 former St George’s nurses and midwives (and related documentation), recorded 2003-2008

From in-­job training at the hospital, nursing education was gradually formalised during the latter half of the 19th century. From 1882 onwards, probationer nurses were offered lectures by the medical school and hospital staff; these lectures developed into a more formal syllabus, becoming compulsory for probationers in the 1890s, and the first formal examinations were introduced in 1894. The archive charts the development of nursing education from the late 19th century to the 21st century, including important changes in the demographics of the nursing staff, such as the arrival of the Windrush generation.

The collection encompasses training of nurses at St George’s and related institutions: for instance, nursing training at Victoria Hospital for Children and Grove Hospital were merged with St George’s School of Nursing in the 1950s, leading to the establishment of a branch of the School of Nursing at Tooting, where St George’s Hospital and Medical School (later university) moved in the 1970s from Hyde Park Corner, central London.

St George's Hospital Medical School, London
406 SGHMS/6/4/10 · File · 1916 - 2019
Part of Papers of St George's, University of London

Including

  • Departments of Bacteriology and Public Health. A course of practical bacteriology, 1916
  • St George’s Hospital Medical School Notes on the Clinical Curriculum, nd, c.1970s
  • Correspondence relating on history of medicine teaching, 1982
  • St George’s Hospital and Medical School Department of Psychiatry Handbook, 1986
  • St George’s Hospital Medical School University of London Department of Addictive Behaviour MSC Addictive Behaviour Course Information, nd, c.1980s
  • St George’s District School of Nursing Prospectus, c.1989
  • St George’s Hospital Medical School Medical Microbiology Department Service Prospectus and Identification of Inputs 1991
  • Recommended textbooks for MBBS course at St George’s, 1992
  • St George’s Hospital Medical School University of London MSc in Health Sciences: A unique day-release course for Health Care Workers 1993
  • Intercalated BSc Prospectus, 1993-1994
  • BSc in Clinical Sciences, Intercalated degree programme for clinical medical students prospectus, 1994-1995
  • Intercalated BSc Prospectus, 1994-1995
  • St George’s Hospital Medical School University of London MSc in Health Sciences, 1998
  • Clinical medicine at St George’s Hospital Medical School (University of London), 1999-2000
  • St George’s Hospital Medical School University of London Biomedical Science, Radiography, Nursing, nd, c.2000
  • MSc in Public Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, 1999-2001
  • St Georges University of London and Kingston University, London Bsc(Hons) Physiotherapy MSc Physiotherapy [nd, c.2010
  • St Georges University of London and Kingston University, London Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences MSc Rehabilitation, nd, c.2010
  • St George’s, University of London Biomedical Science Mres (postgraduate), nd, c.2011
  • Radiography, Therapeutic, BSc (Hons), 2014
  • Medicine MBBS (Graduate Entry(, 2014
  • Radiography, Diagnostic BSC (Hons), 2014
  • Paramedic Science Foundation Degree, 2014
  • Healthcare Science BSC (Hons), 2014
  • Medicine MBBS, 2014
  • Biomedical Science BSc (Hons), 2014
  • Physiotherapy BSc (Hons), 2014
  • Accelerating the development of new tools to control infectious disease, Centre for Diagnostics and Antimicrobial Resistance (CDAR), Institute for Infection & Immunity, nd, c.2015
  • Centre for Global Health: Enhancing prevention, treatment and control of infectious disease in low- and middle-income countries, Institute of Infection & Immunity, c.2017
  • Clinical Pharmacology (BSC HONS), 2019
406 SGHMS · Collection · 1752-2024

The collection contains records created by St George's, University of London (formerly known as St George's Hospital Medical School). Medical school records include:

  • Minutes and papers of the School Council, Academic Board and other committees, 1862-2000

  • Student registers, record cards and certificates, 1752-1970s

  • Manuscripts relating to the early administration of the medical school

  • Institutional publications including school yearbooks, 1990-2014; directories, calendars and prospectus' relating to the school, 1852-c.1960

  • Photographs relating to the medical school and St George's Hospital, including photos of staff, students, events and sports teams, 19th century-21st century

  • Other miscellaneous materials

St George's Hospital Medical School, London