Doctor Who Writer Sarah Dollard Visits Royds

Added: July 5th, 2017

As part of School Diversity Week, Sarah Dollard, who has written two episodes of Doctor Who (Thin Ice and Face The Raven), came into talk to students about diversity on television as well as her writing career. She told us lots about the writing process and answered some very in depth Doctor Who related questions.

Sarah also talked to psychology students about how she uses psychology in her writing as well as discussing the impact of a lack of diversity on television. She particularly talked about LGBTQ+ representation on TV and how LGBTQ+ characters often have very tragic conclusions to their stories. As a person who describes herself as queer, (the q in LGBTQ+), she talked about her personal responses to this.