Jane Salvage – Blue Plaque Cambridge

Jane Salvage Plaque

Jane Salvage Plaque

In preparation for our Cambridge Blue Plaque Walk at this year’s Art Language Location exhibition we will be celebrating some of our nominees. They have all been preserved in blue plaque glory and will be placed on the streets during our walk on the 18th October 2014.

Jane Salvage is known worldwide for her leadership in nursing and healthcare development, and for her widely read publications. She has held senior posts with the Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery in England, the Willis Commission on Nursing Education, the World Health Organization (WHO), Nursing Times magazine, the King’s Fund and elsewhere.

Jane Salvage 2014

Jane Salvage 2014

Her main focus at the moment is an international health project in Mongolia. Closer to home she is Writer in Residence at the School of Nursing, Kingston University where I have had the pleasure of rubbing shoulders with her. This blue plaque isn’t her first honour of course, she was voted the sixth most influential nurse of the last 60 years in 2008 by the Nursing Times! Blue used to be her colour too. In her youth she was a supporter of Brighton and Hove Albion but switched allegiances to the Arsenal in 1996.

This is the description that accompanied Jane Salvage’s nomination when it landed in my inbox….
 “There is a crossroads near Magdalene Bridge where, one midnight, a drunken student in a long boho skirt that got tangled up in the chain, fell off her bike and lay on the ground laughing hysterically.”

Join us on the Cambridge Blue Plaque Walk by meeting outside Cambridge Rail Station, 10.30am on 18th October 2014. There will be Free maps or buy one for £2
Please visit the Art Language Location website where you find plenty more text based art around the city. – http://artlanguagelocation.wordpress.com/

AL.

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