Two Gifted Women of the British Empire
Lecturer: Ruth Allan Rigby
Time: February 28, 10:00 a.m.
Florence Nightingale, a celebrated social reformer and statistician, introduced modern nursing in the Crimea and in London. Gertrude Bell, an English archaeologist, explored Mesopotamia; as “Oriental Secretary” in the 1920s, she played a major role in the creation of Iraq’s modern borders and infrastructure.