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

Title To Be Announced

Speaker to be Announced

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.

John Risdon talks about "The Beautiful Dart" at Torquay & District Medical Society

Thursday 21st January 2021

Tales of the Dart Estuary

John Risdon

John Risdon was born in Brixham and has spent his life in Devon. In a varied career, John has worked in a timber yard, for the Admiralty, as a teacher, and in his own publishing business.
Throughout that time, John’s passion has been the history, geology, and geography of the Devon coastline and countryside. His guided walks and talks cover every aspect of Torbay, Dartmouth and the rolling hills of Dartmoor.
In this talk, John will regale us with Tales of The Dart Estuary!
What hidden gems will he uncover - even for those who have also spent a lifetime in the area?
Join us to find out…

Thursday 25th February 2021

Title to be Announced

Speaker to be Announced

Thursday 25th March 2021

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Speaker to be Announced

Thursday 22nd April 2021

Title to be Announced

Speaker to be Announced