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Hear Liz Davies on Over to You

This Monday, (31st May) on Over to You, Victoria talks to Liz Davies at 7pm about her work as curator with the St Neots Neots museum.

Liz tells us:

” was born in Dunedin, New Zealand to English parents, and returned to England by ship in winter 1962, aged 4½ years. I grew up in the country in a variety of counties in southern England until I went to university in Aberystwyth in 1976.

 

After studying history at university I trained to be a social history curator and have worked in museums ever since, including Aylesbury, Stevenage and Peterborough. I lived in Peterborough from 1991 until 2016, but moved to Eynesbury, St Neots when I became the part time Curator of St Neots museum in 2012.

 

I am particularly interested in the history of working people and everyday life, and I am passionate about encouraging others to understand the importance of history and culture for both individuals and society as a whole.

 

My main areas of interest are oral history, women’s history and medical history. I began researching the life of Dr T. J. Walker, a local Victorian surgeon and GP from Peterborough in 2010 but this research has been put on hold since I became the Curator of St Neots and I am now very busy researching the history of St Neots and the surrounding area”.

 

Upated by Liz Davies, for HCR 2021.