February 28th - Dorothy Phillips
Dorothy Phillips holds a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in Experimental Social Psychology. Inter alia, she
worked with the federal Department of Communications where she established a Behavioural Research Group to study
the design of new computer communications technologies.
Her talk will use examples from her book: Victor and Evie: British Aristocrats in Wartime Rideau Hall, and
will refer to other books of non-fiction. Dorothy will focus on how non-fiction writing differs from
fiction, and what is meant by creative non-fiction. Then the talk will turn to the research required,
methods of research and ways of keeping everything straight.
Victor is Sir Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire, Governor General: 1916 - 1921