Barbara (Basia) Howells

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 07 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3777
  1. Hilary Howells,
  2. Jane Howells

Basia Kaja Zamoyska was born in Warsaw and came to England aged 7 in 1940. This was some months after the invasion of Poland, and she arrived with her parents in a coal boat, crossing the Channel from France to Falmouth.

The family had little money, and Farnborough Hill Convent gave her a virtually free education in homage to her native …

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