USQ’s Did You Know? Community Talk Series: Florence Nightingale


Thursday 19 May 2022


Studio 188
188 Brisbane Street Ipswich


Register via USQ’s website


5:30pm – 6:30pm


(07) 3810 6100

 Florence Nightingale: lady with a lamp and a pie chart.

Florence Nightingale is celebrated as the creator of modern nursing and identifying the link between poor sanitation and death, but she is less well known for her other contributions to the wider community. 

Florence popularised the pie chart and statistics to prove her points and gain support from people such as Queen Victoria and Australia’s own Henry Parkes. She implemented the train the trainer system for nurses and was the first women to receive the British Order of Merit.

She also influenced British sanitation laws, was an author and was fluent in six languages.