2020/21 Preview

2020/21 Winter Dinner Series

The Torbay & District Medical Society will continue its Winter Dinner Season between October 2020 and April 2021.
Details of after-dinner talks are still being finalised and information below will be updated as it becomes available.
TDMS Speaker Dr Felicity Thomas

Thursday 22nd October 2020

Poverty, Pathology and Pills

Dr Felicity Thomas

Dr Felicity Thomas is a Senior Research Fellow on the Cultural Contexts of Health at the University of Exeter.

After working for several years in the international development sector, she pursued doctoral research on the impacts of HIV and AIDS on rural livelihoods and social support networks in southern Africa.

More recently, her work has focused on understanding and addressing the social and cultural factors that perpetuate health inequalities.

She is particularly interested in understanding how certain health 'conditions' become medicalised, and the ways that this inter-relates with poverty, disadvantage and health-related inequalities.

Dr Thomas is Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Culture and Health and works closely with the WHO Regional Office for Europe.

TDMS Speaker Dr Rachel Varnham

Thursday 19th November 2020

eXXpedition 2019-20.

2 years - 30 voyages - 300 women.

Dr Rachel Varnam

Having studied at the University of Southampton and trained in Torbay Hospital, Dr Rachel Varnham is one of 300 women chosen globally to embark on a research mission to explore the impact of plastics on our oceans.

Crossing the pacific grye, she will be on board a 70ft ketch yacht taking samples across a range of sites to further investigate the effect of micro plastics on marine life, water and our health.

Connected by a passion to protect our shared ocean, women from all walks of life across the world will go to sea to first experience the challenges of single-use plastics whilst contributing to cutting edge scientific research and solutions based thinking.

This talk will share her experiences and findings at the heart of the ever increasing plastic crisis in our oceans.

Thursday 21st January 2021

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Thursday 25th February 2021

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Thursday 25th March 2021

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Thursday 22nd April 2021

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