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date: 30 March 2020

Shakespear [née Wood], Dame Ethel Mary Readerlocked

(1871–1946)
  • Mary R. S. Creese

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Shakespear [née Wood], Dame Ethel Mary Reader (1871–1946), public servant and geologist, was born on 17 July 1871 at Biddenham, near Bedford, the daughter of the Revd Henry Wood (c.1829–1912). After attending Bedford high school, she entered Newnham College, Cambridge...

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