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.