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International Day of Women and Girls in Science, 11 Feb 2021

1897 Girton College Science Scholarship Award
Old Girl Mabel Clark
Old Girl Mabel Clark

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, 11 Feb 2021, the Old Girls’ Association is pleased to highlight that Old Girl, Mabel Clark was the first girl from St. Swithun’s to be awarded the Girton College Science Scholarship by Cambridge University in 1897.

Sadly, we don’t have a record of what Mabel did after university but she holds a significant place in the history of St. Swithun’s by being the first St. Swithun’s student to do a STEM subject at University.  A pioneering move for a young Victorian lady.

 

Here are some modern day stories highlighting the work women in science are doing during the pandemic:

https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2021/2/compilation-women-in-science-leading-during-the-pandemic

https://www.un.org/en/observances/women-and-girls-in-science-day

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