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YSS is actively engaged in the Royal Statistical Society planning of the celebrations to commemorate Florence Nightingale’s 200th anniversary and we will be updating you with details on our involvement here.

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#FloViz challenge

At the YSS we organised a data visualisation challenge for children and adults to reinterpret the most famous diagram by Florence Nightingale: the coxcomb, polar area diagram or rose diagram:

The competition ran for 8 days and we received a total of 13 fantastic entries as included in the following link:

We announced the winners on the 12th May 2020 to mark the bicentenary:

For the prize, we commissioned a beautiful Florence Nightingale pin to Science on a Postcard, featuring the coxcomb, her lamp and the Nightingale badge:

The competition received international entries and attention, including Twitter references by Dr Ellie Murray, epidemiology assistant professor at Boston University School of Public Health @EpiEllie who drew a #cartoonepi for us:

and Chelsea Partlett (Chapman University) @ChelseaParlett who did one of her #NeonStats featuring Nightingale’s famous quote:

#FloIntl on Twitter

Until the end of May we will be tweeting about Florence Nightingale in different languages to reflect the international nature of her work and its impact.

Check the hashtag #FloIntl!

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Twitter thread for #Nightingale2020

Tweeted through the day on 12th May 2020 featuring Google Doodle from 11 May 2008.

Google Doodle from 11 May 2008

Talks and events celebrating #Nightingale 2020

British Library discussion with Lynn McDonald, Prof. David Spiegelhalter, Prof. Anne Marie Rafferty & Mark Bostridge : (recording will be available online)

RSS Sheffield local group talk “Florence Nightingale: The Passionate Statistician” by Prof. Steven Julious:–/ (recording will be available online)

RSS Highlands local group symposium including talk “Recreating Nightingale’s Coxcombs with the Tidyverse“, by Edward Gunning (University of Limerick, one of #FloViz winners:

Stats and stories podcast with Lynn McDonald:

ISI videos Florence Nightingale & Why she is important to Statistics:

Prof. Jessica Utts:

Prof. Jacqueline Meulman:

Florence Nightingale Museum light display on parliament:

Help save the Florence Nightingale Museum

2020 is Florence Nightingale’s bicentenary but without your support, the Museum faces the threat of closure.

Please donate now to save the Florence Nightingale Museum here.

RSS events: Nightingale 2020: The bicentenary of our first female fellow

Significance Magazine April Special Issue on Florence Nightingale

including the article “Florence Nightingale’s network: Women, power, and scientific collaboration” by our very own Altea Lorenzo (joint work with Pilar Cacheiro):

The Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Healthcare Data Analytics

RSS unveils Florence Nightingale bicentenary celebration plans

Lancaster University Florence Nightingale Day

Our very own Marnie Low attended the Florence Nightingale Day at Lancaster University where she talked about her work in environmental statistics. The event was designed to showcase successful women in mathematics at various stages of their careers to students in year 10 and above. 

Ada Lovelace & Florence Nightingale’s friendship

8th October 2019

As it is Ada Lovelace Day today, we celebrate the friendship of Ada and Florence, as portrayed in The life of Florence Nightingale by Sir Edward

Help the FN museum shape their Nightingale2020 exhibition

27th September 2019

Check their website for more details!

Nightingale2020 on Twitter

27th September 2019

  • Follow @florencemuseum for updates on all the events the Florence Nightingale museum in London is putting together.

LSHTM 120th anniversary celebrations

9th September 2019

As part of their 120th anniversary, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has carved their Keppel Street building in London with the names of 3 significant female scientists: Marie Curie, Alice Augusta Ball and Florence Nightingale.

What would Florence Nightingale make of big data?

Video by David Spiegelhalter & BBC ideas originally published on 5th April 2019

1st meeting of the RSS Nightingale2020 planning group

6th June 2019

YSS committee members Altea Lorenzo-Arribas and Liz Buckingham-Jefferson have participated in the first meeting of the RSS planning group of the Nightingale2020 celebrations.

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