Day One, Aug 1

INANE 2016 will start with a choice of one of two interesting, and different opportunities to get to know a bit more of London.

Call the Midwife Tour – SOLD OUT!

Originally based on the series of books written by Jennifer Worth, the award winning TV adaptation of Call the Midwife has attracted fans worldwide since it first aired in 2012. Whilst the Nonnatus House interiors are filmed at a closed studio set in Surrey, many of the exterior scenes and other sites are filmed at Chatham Dockyard in Kent.

As you walk around the dockyard you will recognise the streets and buildings that have been used to portray the area around Poplar Dock where many memorable scenes involving its stars including Miranda Hart and Jenny Agutter have taken place.

The Call the Midwife Tour of Locations is a gentle paced walking tour led by your very own ‘midwife’. Your ‘midwife’ will share with you fascinating anecdotes about the filming of the show, behind the scenes facts and set the scene by providing a background to Chatham Dockyard itself.

INANE attendees will depart by bus from the Cumberland Hotel at 8:30 am and return at approximately 11:30 am. The tour itself is about 90 minutes long and does involve walking, although it is wheelchair friendly. Cost for the tour, which includes bus and tour ticket is  £36. Guests are welcome to join the tour at the same price. This event is strictly limited to 50 participants, so register early if you do not want to be disappointed!

Walking Tour of Central London

Join Alison Twycross and her partner David for a walk  along the south bank of the River Thames. The group will meet at the main entrance of the Cumberland Hotel at 8:30 am, then take the Tube together to London Bridge where the walk will start.

  • Starting at London Bridge and finishing at Westminster Bridge.
  •  London Bridge is a good place to orientate yourself to some of London’s best known locations and the place to book river trips.
  •  We will be able to see Tower Bridge, Southwark Cathedral, the Tate Modern (linked by boat to Tate Britain), Borough Market, the new globe theatre, the National Theatre, the London Eye.
  • We will also have views of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey.
  • Easy walking with a stop for coffee or tea, and returning to the hotel by 11:30 am.

Publisher and Editor Meetings (12 noon – 3 pm)

As is our custom, Publishers will be hosting meetings for their editors and other interested folks.

  • Wiley – Edith Cavell Room at the RCN, 20 Cavendish Square. Lunch will be served.
  • Elsevier – Agnes Hunt Room at the RCN, 20 Cavendish Squarea. 12 pm lunch; meeting begins at 12:30 pm
  • Wolters Kluwer/LWW – Room Green 5, Cumberland Hotel. Lunch will be served.

Orientation to INANE (3:30 – 5 pm)

Are you a new editor? Is this your first INANE? Join hosts Peggy Chinn and Leslie Nicoll as they provide an overview of our unique organization, its history, initiatives, and accomplishments. They will also have suggestions on how to get the most out of this feature-rich and busy conference. Starting at 4:30, Leslie will provide a quick tutorial on Guidebook, our electronic program that allows you to carry the details of the conference in the palm of your hand.  This session will be held in Cowdray Hall, 20 Cavendish Square, our main conference venue. (PS–even if you are not a brand-new editor, you are welcome to attend this session!)

Thank you to Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins for their Gold Sponsorship of Guidebook!

Opening Gala with Speaker Natasha McEnroe (5 pm – 8 pm)

INANE 2016 will officially open with a Gala in Cowdray Hall, 20 Cavendish Square. Join your colleagues for wonderful hors d’oeuvres, a glass of wine, and networking! Our welcome to INANE will also include a presentation by Natasha McEnroe, director of the Florence Nightingale Museum in London. Ms. McEnroe will present her award winning presentation:

Florence Nightingale’s Reluctant Life in Portraiture
Florence Nightingale disliked having her portrait taken as much as she hated being a celebrity, yet it was largely through the visual representations of her face and person in the press that she gained iconic status in Victorian England. Used as a model by her artistic and adoring sister and cousin, sketches of the young Nightingale contrast sharply with the photographs and paintings of her later years, when the pressures of her work and ill health are very apparent. Representations of the idealised Angel of the Crimea tell as much about attitudes of her time as they do about the reality of her life. Natasha McEnroe will examine Nightingale’s life through a selection of images of her, and will consider whether they can shed some light on the controversy around the mysterious illness of her later years.
Guests are welcome to attend the Gala and Ms. McEnroe’s presentation, at an additional fee. See the registration form for details.