RSL Portraiture – Mary Winearls Porter

Mary Winearls Porter – crystallographer and geologist (1886-1980)


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RSL Portraiture – Mabel Purefoy Fitzgerald

Mabel Purefoy FitzGerald – physiologist and clinical pathologist (1872-1973)


About Mabel Purefoy FitzGerald: 

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  • Dill, D.B, Mabel Purefoy FitzGerald – our second centenarian. Physiologist 16, 247–248 (1973). Available in SOLO http://tinyurl.com/wvpefj3v
  • Tissot Van Patot, Martha C. “Getting Lost in History: Mabel Purefoy FitzGerald and the Origins of Hydrochloric Acid in the Gastric Mucosa.” Function (Oxford, England) 2.6 (2021). Available in SOLO http://tinyurl.com/42tbed6b

Find the full list of the pioneering members of the scientific community featured in our portraiture on our previous blog post.

RSL Portraiture – Jane Kirkaldy

Jane Willis Kirkaldy – science educator (1869-1932)

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RSL Portraiture – Anne Burns nee Pellew

Anne Burns – aeronautical engineer and glider pilot (1915-2001)

About Anne Burns:

  • Evans, H.  (2009, January 08). Burns [née Pellew], Anne (1915–2001), aeronautical engineer and glider pilot. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/75239
  • Freudenberg, Matthew. (2009). Clear air turbulence: a life of Anne Burns. Charlton Publications. Available in SOLO https://tinyurl.com/4epwatsz

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RSL Portraiture – James Joseph Sylvester

James Joseph Sylvester – mathematician (1814-1897)

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RSL Portraiture – Christopher Strachey

Christopher Strachey – computer scientist (1916-1975)

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RSL Portraiture – Robert Burton

Robert Burton – scholar, writer (1577-1640)

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RSL Portraiture – Norman Heatley, Nelson Awori and Janet Vaughan

Norman Heatley- biologist and biochemist (1911 – 2004) 

Norman Heatley, often referred to as the “forgotten” scientist of penicillin discovery, was overlooked for his crucial laboratory contributions. Although his work was instrumental in developing penicillin, it went largely unrecognized at the time the discovery was announced. Consequently, he did not receive the 1945 Nobel Prize alongside Fleming, Florey, and Chain.

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Nelson Awori – urological Surgeon, researcher, senior lecturer  (1934 – 1986) 

Nelson Awori’s inclusion in our portraiture is the result of the nomination call we made to all members of the university.  We are pleased to highlight the great achievement of a black surgeon.  He is an inspiration to future generations of doctors, surgeons and scientists from all disciplines.

About Nelson Awori: 

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  • Otieno, L. S., Awori, N. W., Bagshawe, A., Abdullah, M. S., Kyambi, J. M., & Ndirangu, J. K. (1980). The first renal transplant in Kenya. East African Medical Journal, 57(6), 369–373. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/6995099

Dame Janet Vaughan – haematologist and radiobiologist (1899-1993)

Women in medicine were generally underrepresented in the early 20th centuryDame Janet Vaughan is one of them. She was a doctor and a scientist. She worked in the darkest decade of the last centuryShe designed a system of blood banksShe became a leader in blood diseases and blood transfusion. 

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RSL Portraiture – Mary Morland

Mary Morland – naturalist, geological artist and curator (after 1825 Mary Buckland; 1797-1857)

Mary Morland was chosen to celebrate her scientific contributions to geology. Throughout her lifetime, her scientific achievements were attributed mostly to her husband.

 About Mary Morland:

About the View of the landslip at Axmouth, Devon, 1840, attributed to Mary Buckland: The Great Bindon Landslide, 1839-1840 The Geological Society https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/Library-and-Information-Services/Collection-Highlights/Women-and-Geology/Mary-Buckland/The-Great-Bindon-Landslide

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RSL Portraiture – Madge Gertrude Adam, Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin and Marjorie Mary Sweeting

The following scientists were chosen to celebrate women in science, including those with disabilities. During their lifetimes, the research fields they chose were predominantly male-dominated.

Madge Gertrude Adam – solar astronomer (1912-2001)

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Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin – Nobel Prize-winning British chemist (1910-1994)

About Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin:

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  • Dunitz, J. D. “Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin – An Introduction to Her Work and Personality.” Current science (Bangalore) 72.7 (1997): 447–450. Available in SOLO http://tinyurl.com/5a2xxkp6
  • Ferry, Georgina. Dorothy Hodgkin : A Life. London: Bloomsbury Reader, 2014. Available in SOLO http://tinyurl.com/mvmv3nwh

Marjorie Mary Sweeting – geomorphologist (1920 – 1994)

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