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date: 07 December 2019

Stebbing, (Lizzie) Susanlocked

  • Margaret Macdonald


Stebbing, (Lizzie) Susan(1885–1943), philosopher, was born 2 December 1885 at Wimbledon, Surrey, the youngest of the six children of Alfred Charles Stebbing, barrister, by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of William Elstob. She was educated privately before entering Girton College where she read history, being placed in the second class of part i of the tripos in 1906, of part ii in 1907, and of part i of the moral sciences tripos in 1908. In 1912 she obtained her M.A. (London) with distinction and in 1931 her D.Lit. (London). From 1913 to 1915 she lectured in philosophy at King's College, London; in 1915, became part-time, and in 1920 full-time, lecturer at Bedford College; and was reader in philosophy (1927) and professor (1933) in the university of London. She was visiting professor in Columbia University, New York, in 1931, president of the Aristotelian Society (1933) and of the Mind Association (1935). She was also from 1915 until her death a principal of the Kingsley Lodge School for Girls, Hampstead, now removed to Horley, Surrey....

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