Back in March I wrote a piece congratulating Dr Emma Darwin, best-selling and award-winning authoress on the achievement of her Doctorate – following in a grand family tradition. Soon after, Emma, who has just written a short story for broadcast on BBC Radio 4, e-mailed to alert me to the fact that, in her own generation, she was just but the latest. Her sister Carola achieved her Ph.D. in Musicology last Autumn whilst their eldest sister Sophia was awarded her Ph.D. in Mathematics some time ago.
Dr Sophia Darwin is a member of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at my alma mater Durham University.
Dr Carola Darwin is a celebrated English soprano singer, more details here and here.
I hereby suggest that a collective noun for Doctors could be "A Darwin of Doctors."
Back in 1996, having just finished my University finals I set up the "Wedgwood Family Worldwide" Genealogy Pages. Hosted free by Geocities until last year they grew steadily, and ever more contacts were made with kith and kin around the globe.
I am not able to spend nearly as much time as I would like developing the pages further.
In 2009 Geocities free sites have been ended - a new site http://www.familyhistorian.info has been set up and material is slowly being migrated. This new 'Wedgwood Portal' links to Genealogical Database options, notable biographies and this blog. These links are replicated below.
I set up this blog to enable me to regularly, and easily post news, genealogical tidbits and updates to the site whilst still retaining access to the old pedigree charts and links to Philip Richards' database, which is the most up-to-date anywhere.
Please enjoy the site, do get in touch and consider joining the Wedgwood-L mailing List to keep in touch with the global family. Finally, apologies in advance if I am tardy in my responses, I am part way through a part-time Ph.D, and I work full time. I will get to you eventually, but don't be shy in re-sending, with a sharp word!