Marie Stopes

Palaeobotanist

ABOUT

Marie Stopes was awarded DSc from University College London in 1905, and became, at 25, the youngest doctor of Science in Britain. In 1907 the Royal Society gave her a grant to carry out palaeobotanical research in Japan - an unprecedented achievement for a woman, especially one still so young. In later life it was her work on birth control which made her famous, but we shall not cover that aspect of her career here.

  • BORN
    1880
    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • DIED
    1958
    Norbury Park, Surrey, England, UK
  • RESIDENCE
    Edinburgh, UK
    Manchester, UK