A Caribbean beach scene with a rowing boat, white sand, palm trees and blue sea - painted


Jun 22 2021

Minerva Scientifica – Windrush Medicine

22nd June 2021
Windrush Day

PODCAST EPISODE 7: Windrush Medicine
“Women of Science & Music: 30 celebrations”

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We originally made this podcast in 2020 to celebrate both the foundation day of the International Council of Nurses (July 1st 1899), proposed by Ethel Gordon Fenwick, and the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife 2020 as part of our “Echoes from Essex” project.  It features interviews with four of the nurses and midwives who arrived in Essex many years ago from the Caribbean – Tina Aparicia, Carol Sydney, Lenore Sykes and Nell Green. Their recorded interviews were made as part of an Evewright Arts Foundation project Caribbean Takeaway Takeover: Identities and Stories.

We are grateful to Ionie Richards for permission to use the interview recordings and photographs of the women and to Essex Record Office for their help in sourcing them.

“The Rustling of Grass” (1923) by Avril Coleridge-Taylor for solo voice & piano; text by Alfred Noyes; performed by Simone Ibbett-Brown – Mezzo-Soprano & Frances M Lynch – Piano (the full text is on Soundcloud)

Medicine”  (2017) a soundscape by Primary 6 Clovenstone Primary School, Edinburgh for voices and electronics; performed by the composers

“Storm in C” (2017) by Frances M Lynch for 6 female voices; performed by the composer; inspired by Meteorologist and Soroptimist Marjory Roy

The series presenter is Frances M Lynch Artistic Director of electric voice theatre.

 We are grateful to Lindsey Williamson from the International Council of Nurses for her support.

Minerva Scientifica – Connections 2020

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