Filer, N and Gold Taylor, B (2014) The Shock of the Fall and The Last Asylum at the Royal College of Nursing. In: RCN Public Lecture Series, 10 October 2014, Royal College of Nursing, London, UK.


Writing, nursing, rise and then demise of the British asylum system are all covered in the RCN’s inaugural public lecture. Author Nathan Filer won the 2013 Costa Book Prize for his novel, The Shock of the Fall. A practising mental health nurse, Nathan will speak about two sides of his life – writing and nursing – and how the two have recently come together. Professor Barbara Gold Taylor will offer a patient’s perspective, speaking from her 2014 memoir, The Last Asylum. Barbara Taylor is a historian at Queen Mary University of London, and was formerly a patient at Friern Hospital in London during its final years. She combines her own story with an account of the rise and demise of the British asylum system.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)

This was the inaugural keynote address at the beginning of Royal College of Nursing's Public Lecture Series.

Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2017 17:33
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2017 17:33
Request a change to this item or report an issue Request a change to this item or report an issue
Update item (repository staff only) Update item (repository staff only)