Open Lecture – Our founding father: life and times of Rev Andrew Reed (1787-1862)

17 Sep 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Online open lecture

Join us for an online open lecture about our founding father the Revd Dr Andrew Reed

Described as one of the preeminent philanthropist of his time, Andrew Reed was a widely admired public figure who founded the hospital in 1854.

The hospital was the last of the five great charities which he founded in his lifetime, and it is estimated that he personally raised the equivalent of over £60 million pounds for his charities. In this lecture the RHN archivist, Chris Olver, will explore how this London watchmaker’s son achieved such remarkable accomplishments in his lifetime. The lecture will also explore the early years and foundation of the hospital and feature recently digitised archive material, made possible by the generous support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Presenter – Chris Olver, Archivist, RHN

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