25 January


The North London Hospice — Before it was Bricks and Mortar
Harriet Copperman OBE and David Oliviere
2.30 pm Thursday 25 January
Avenue House

Last year the Hospice building celebrated its twenty fifth anniversary. However, there were many years between the establishment of the North London Hospice Group and the opening of the hospice building in Woodside Park. David Oliviere and Harriet Copperman will give an illustrated talk about some of the people and the work involved in setting up the charity, as well as the early years of serving the local community before the building opened.

David was involved in founding Pilgrim’s Hospice in Canterbury, before joining the North London Hospice as its first Director of Social Work. He subsequently worked as Macmillan Principal Lecturer in Palliative Care at Middlesex University, with the Macmillan Support Team in Barnet General Hospital, and finally as Director of Education and Training at St Christopher’s Hospice, London. Since ‘retiring’ David continues to teach palliative care, nationally and internationally. Harriet’s nursing career was mainly community based, in various parts of London, and in 1975 she became Nursing Director of St Joseph ‘s Hospice Home Care Service in Hackney, and subsequently a founder member of the North London Hospice and Nursing Director of its Home Care Service.

The meeting took place at Avenue House, located in Stephens House and Gardens, 17 East End Road, Finchley N3 3QE. It began at 2.30 pm, with a break for refreshments.

You can listen to the talk by Harriet and David here.