Maria Ogilvie Gordon

Geologist

ABOUT

Awarded a DBE in 1935 for her civic and political work, including her role in the Council for the Representation of Women in the League of Nations rolling the First World War. In her scientific career, she was awarded a DSc from the University of London in 1893 - a first for a woman. She was one of the first women to be elected to the Geological Society of London, and the first female honorary member of the Geological Survey of Austria Institute. In 1932 she was presented with the Lyell Medal by the Geological Society of London.

  • BORN
    1864
    Monymusk, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
  • DIED
    1939
    London, England, UK
  • RESIDENCE
    Aberdeen, UK
    Edinburgh, UK
    London, UK