Eliza Walker Dunbar

Mar 19, 2019


In 2003 CHIS mounted a plaque at 9 Oakfield Road to commemorate this very remarkable doctor who lived there from 1882 until her death in 1925.

Our speaker, Mrs Judith Franklin, a former head of Colston Girls' School, is understandably keen that more people in Bristol should learn just how extraordinary and pioneering a doctor Eliza Walker Dunbar was. Not only was she one of the first women in Europe to qualify as a medical practitioner, but in 1874 she set up the Read Dispensary for Women and Children where women could be at ease in the knowledge that they would be treated by female doctors. Further, in 1895 she founded a private hospital in Berkeley Square uniquely for women & children.

There is much more to know about this fascinating and important woman who was so daringly ahead of her time. Do not miss this talk. Mrs Franklin's enthusiasm for her subject will not fail to delight and enthral.

The talk will be held at the Apostle Room at Clifton Cathedral, Pembroke Road, which is on a bus route and boasts ample car parking. Doors will be open at 7.30pm and the talk will commence at 8pm. Tea, coffee, wine and soft drinks will be available. If you are early enough you might even be able to grab a biscuit.


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