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Margaret Bryan (fl. 1795–1816) by William Nutter, pubd 1797 (after Samuel Shelley, 1797) [with her daughters] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bryan, Margaret (fl. 1795–1816), educator and writer on natural philosophy, was a noted early example of a woman teaching natural science to other women. Little is known about her life; such information as is available comes from her own writings. She was married to a ...

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Catherine Alice Raisin (1855–1945) by unknown photographer [standing, in the botany library at Bedford College] Royal Holloway College; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Raisin, Catherine Alice (1855–1945), geologist and educationist, was born at 13 Camden Terrace, Camden New Town, London, on 24 April 1855, the daughter of (Daniel) Francis Raisin, pannierman at the Inner Temple, and his wife, Sarah Catherine, née Woodgate. She was educated at ...

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Williams [née Larby], Elizabeth [formerly Emily May] (1895–1986), mathematician and educationist, was born at 255 Wellington Buildings, Pimlico, London, on 29 January 1895, the second of four children of Ben Larby, a police constable, and his wife, Emily Elizabeth (née...