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Guest Speaker Mrs Toni Mount – They dared to be Doctors

The next meeting of the Rochester and Chatham Dickens Fellowship (R&CDF) is on Thursday the 20th June, 7.15 for a 7.30 start. The meeting takes place in the Education Room at Dickens World in Chatham and includes a talk by Mrs Toni Mount – “They dared to be Doctors”. The talk looks at the incredible determination of three Victorian Ladies; James Barry, Elizabeth Blackwell and Elizabeth Garrett-Anderson who struggled in a man’s world to qualify and practice as Doctors. Non-Members are welcome at £2 per person payable on the door but advanced booking is essential. For details of the R&CDF or for non-members to attend contact the Hon. Secretary Mr Steve Martin on 01474 834164 – or John Knott 01634 862688.
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Toni Mount;
Toni is a history teacher and experienced speaker. She is a member of the Richard III Society and co-ordinator of their latest research project, The Ricardian Chronicle. She is also a library volunteer where she leads a Creative Writing group.
Toni earned her research MA from the University of Kent in 2009 through study of a medieval medical manuscript held at the Wellcome Library in London. Her BA (with First-class Honours) and a Diploma in European Humanities are from the Open University. Her Cert. Ed (in Post-Compulsory Education and Training) is from the University of Greenwich. Recently she completed a Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing with the Open University.

Information taken from her web site

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