The late Kate Russell, previous President of the League, posted this article on our website in 2003, entitled ‘Research Collaboration’.
`A major research collaboration involving the University of Liverpool and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, in Atlanta in the United States, is set to accelerate the availability and treatment for infectious diseases worldwide. The agreement was signed on the table which once belonged to Florence Nightingale. The table was donated to the University by the Nurses` Training School at Liverpool Royal Infirmary and located in the Foresight Centre. Given Florence Nightingale’s interest in the prevention of disease this seems highly appropriate.`
Following the closure of the Royal Infirmary in 1978, the table was safely stored before being transferred to the Royal Liverpool Hospital and subsequently to the Art and Heritage Collection, University of Liverpool. It is now stored, with the chairs, in the Victoria Gallery and Museum, Ashton Street Liverpool.