Moray Society Lecture Series 2017/18: The Health of the Nation: the role of some Moray women before the NHS

When:
November 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Where:
Elgin Museum
Elgin Museum
1 High St, Elgin IV30 1EQ
UK
Cost:
Entry: £3, members £2, students £1.50
Contact:
01343 543675

The Moray Society Lecture Series: Winter 2017/18

7.30pm Friday 24th November, 2017

Entry: £3, members £2, students £1.50

Elgin Museum Hall: Doors open at 7 pm

Helen Mackenzie, early pioneer of social services in north east Scotland

The Health of the Nation: the role of some Moray women before the NHS

A talk by Susan Bennett, former Curator of Elgin Museum

Helen Leslie MacKenzie, from Dufftown, is the central figure in this talk. Starting as a pupil teacher, she and her husband became important players in early social services in Scotland being particularly involved in the Highlands and Islands Medical Service that was a forerunner of the NHS. Other women referred to are Margaret Stephen, another pupil teacher who became the headmistress of the Elgin Girls’ Technical School; Helen Rose of the Rose Nursery and Ella Munro, who became a Queen’s Nurse in Fair Isle. All of these women were important in the fight against poverty.

 

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