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Fell, Dame Honor Bridget (1900–1986), cell biologist, was born on 22 May 1900 at Fowthorpe, near Filey in Yorkshire, the youngest in the family of seven daughters and two sons of Colonel William Edwin Fell, army officer, landowner, and farmer, and his wife, ...

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Frankland [née Brown], Juliet Camilla (1929–2013), mycologist, was born on 30 January 1929 at High Barn Eaves, Effingham, Dorking, Surrey, the younger daughter of Walter Henry Brown (1893/4–1956), a civil servant in the Ministry of Works, and his wife, Gerda Lois, née...

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Johnson, Dame Louise Napier (1940–2012), biophysicist and structural biologist, was born on 26 September 1940 at South Bank Nursing Home, Bath Road, Worcester, the second of the three daughters of George Edmund Johnson (1904–1992), a former wool broker then serving in the RAF...

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Lyon, Mary Frances (1925–2014), geneticist, was born on 15 May 1925 at the Maternity Home, 3 Aspland Road, Norwich, the oldest child of Clifford James Lyon (1896–1963), tax office clerk, and his wife, Louise Frances, née Kirby (1893–1986). At the time of her birth registration her parents lived at ...

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Smith, Audrey Ursula (1915–1981), medical scientist and cryobiologist, was born in India on 21 May 1915, and baptized at Chindwara, India, one of the two children of Alan Kenyon Smith, of the Indian Civil Service, and Gertrude May Smith.

Audrey Smith entered King's College, London...

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Vaughan [married name Gourlay], Dame Janet Maria (1899–1993), haematologist and radiobiologist, was born on 18 October 1899 at 4 Albert Road, Clifton, Bristol, the eldest of the four children of William Wyamar Vaughan (1865–1938), schoolmaster, and his first wife, Margaret, née Symonds (1869–1925)...

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Warner [née Brooks], Anne Elizabeth (1940–2012), physiologist and developmental biologist, was born on 25 August 1940 at Redhill County Hospital, Edgware, Middlesex, the only child of James Frederick Crompton Brooks (1914–1996), an engineer then serving as a technical costs officer in the ...