News and Events

April 2020 Covid-19: Over 70 and self-isolating: the ups and downs

The Fawcett Society invited me to write this blog about the experience of self-isolating during the Covid-19 pandemic – click here to read.

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2019 – what a year! Pride of Britain Lifetime Achievement Award & 4 Honorary Doctorate Degrees

Here’s a summary of the wonderful events and honours that came my way – my huge thanks to all the organisations who presented me with awards, I still can’t quite believe it all happened!

Pride of Britain Lifetime Achievement Award 28th October 2019 Presented by Janet Jackson

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My nephew Charles was in Strictly Come Dancing!

So proud that my actor nephew Charles Venn managed to reached the Quarter-Finals of Strictly Come Dancing!  Here I am with him at Elstree Studios congratulating him after he had succeeded in going on to Blackpool on Saturday 17th November 2018. Proud Auntie!

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Talk at Clapham Library, Tuesday 2 October 2018, 7pm

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Tweet goes viral!

A tweet I posted in the days leading up to the 70th Anniversary of the National Health Service unexpectedly went viral and also attracted a great deal of media attention! Click here for an example from ITV News.

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British Journal of Nursing 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

I was thrilled to have been chosen to receive the British Journal of Nursing 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at a dazzling ceremony the 9th March.  It was compèred by Paul Sinha, comedian, former GP and one of the […]

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Public Lecture delivered at University of West London 15/3/2018

I was delighted to have been invited to take part in the University of West London’s Public Lecture Series.  My presentation was entitled ‘Born in shame but became a Dame’ and was well received by a very enthusiastic audience from the public together with students and staff from the university. 

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Awarded a Fellowship of the Queen’s Nursing Institute (FQNI) 30th October 2017

I was very honoured to have been awarded a Fellowship of the Queen’s Nursing Institute (FQNI) on 30th October 2017.

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Nigerian Nurses Charitable Association (UK) Present Lifetime Achievement Award to Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu

My sincere thanks to the Nigerian Nurses Charitable Association UK (NNCA UK) for the Lifetime Achievement Award they presented to me on the 23rd June 2017!

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Now a Dame!

Many thanks for all the congratulations I have received on becoming a Dame in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List! 

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Elizabeth Anionwu’s Memoir: Mixed Blessings From A Cambridge Union Exceeds All Superlatives

28/12/20016: Claudia Tomlinson has written a very warm review of the memoirs in her blog in Huffington Post UK

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Nursing Standard feature – ‘An extraordinary life: Elizabeth Anionwu’

My life and memoirs are featured in Nursing Standard – written by Thelma Agnew, her article has also been made freely accessible on their website to celebrate October being Black History Month.

It is an extremely detailed piece drawn from my book ‘Mixed Blessings from a Cambridge Union’ together with extracts from an in-depth interview Thelma conducted […]

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New Facebook Page

I have created a Facebook page, ‘sickletoseacolememoirs‘ where you can browse various images and information in the lead up to the release of my memoirs, Mixed Blessings From A Cambridge Union.

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New website launched

Welcome to my new website. My name is Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu and I’m looking forward to telling my story.

You can learn more about me and the work I’ve done on this website, plus find out when I’ll be giving a talk or a lecture.

Thank you for visiting.

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