Dr Isobel Williams
Author and Retired Consultant Chest Physician
As a medical student at St George’s Hospital, London, Dr Isobel Williams became fascinated by paintings of Antarctica that were in the medical school. These were painted by Dr Edward Wilson–Wilson who had been a student at St George’s some seventy years previously and in 1910 he went South with Scott on the ‘Terra Nova’ Expedition, dying with Scott on the return journey from the South Pole. She wrote the biography of Dr Wilson and subsequently published the biographies of Chief Petty Office Edgar Evans and ‘William Speirs Bruce, A Forgotten Polar Hero’.
Dr Williams now makes regular presentations on Antarctic heroes and Antarctic subjects.