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Dr Lynne Graham-Matheson and Dr Helen Matheson-Pollock are a mother and daughter team who came across Charlotte Despard when researching notable women in Kent.


Lynne lives in Kent and recently retired as a university research fellow. She has previously published academic books and papers, mainly concerned with education. She has a particular interest in women’s lives in the 20th century.


Helen’s primary research interests are early modern women and their involvement in politics, literature and education. She is currently an Honorary Research Associate at UCL. She lives in Kenya with her husband and two young children.