Fan of JM Barrie's swords and crocodile classic? You'll already know about the Florence Nightingale Museum's current exhibition, Take Me to Neverland: Peter Pan from Play to Book and Beyond.
In a talk to accompany that exhibition, Peter Pan director Christine De Poortere explains how Barrie donated the rights to his book to Great Ormond Street Hospital in 1929 — and how the museum is still befitting from the author's generosity now. The talk takes place on 16 June at 3.30pm, and is free to attend with a museum ticket.
Another fascinating talk takes place at the museum a week earlier, on 9 June, when historic childhood Professor Hugh Cunningham asks: What Happened to Childhood? Cunningham delves into the view of Victorian childhood as idyllic, while childhood today seems to be uniformly negative. This talk costs £8 (free for members of the Florence Nightingale Museum) and includes a glass of wine and a chance to explore the Take Me to Neverland exhibition.
Both talks take place at the Florence Nightingale Museum, 2 Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 7EW