Meetings were held roughly monthly, with meetings in January, March, April, May, July, September, October and December. They are arranged in the following order: minutes of the previous meeting, minutes of current meeting, agenda of current meeting, papers of current meeting.
Items addressed at every meeting are: the location of the meeting, attendees and apologies, matters arising, correspondence, Congress, membership matters, reports from committees, reports from national boards, use of the seal, membership numbers.
During 1965 the topics discussed by Council include:
Welfare of nurses in adversity
Publication of College salary scales
Accommodation of the College
Nation's Fund for Nurses
Coat of Arms
Golden Jubilee 1966
Registration of clinical instructors
Cervical cancer prevention campaign
Minimum age of entry to nurse training
Nurses and midwives Whitley Council
Extension of membership to Enrolled Nurses, Student and Pupil Nurses
Register of retired nurses
South Wales pit disaster (Cambrian Colliery)
Edith Cavell memorial service
Founders Day celebrations
Extra beds in hospital wards
RCN official staff
Guide to nursing establishments
A Reform of Nursing Education
This record relates to two separate sets of minutes: the original set is signed. This volume is kept in Store B.
The other set is a copy of the original, split into two volumes. One volume runs from 21 Jan to 29 Jul 1965, and the other from 29 Jul to 16 Dec 1965. These volumes are kept in Store A.