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In 2014, the University of Oxford launched the Women in Science project, which aims ‘to provide support to women making career decisions, by offering them the opportunity to explore a broad range of experiences shared by other women through video interviews.’ This project celebrates the research of many women working in the sciences at the University of Oxford.

Here you can read more about the careers of women who have previously worked and studied within the medical sciences at Oxford, and advanced women in science through either explicit initiatives or their own pioneering careers.

Dame Janet Vaughan (1899-1993)

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Education

Pre-clinical medicine at Somerville College, University of Oxford, clinical training at UCL.

Research area

Haematology and radiation pathology. 

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professor alice stewart (1906-2002)

Professor Alice Stewart (thumbnail)Education

Pre-clinical medicine at Girton College, University of Cambridge, clinical training at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

Research area

Epidemiology - social medicine and the effects of radiation on health. 

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DR HONOR SMITH (1908-1995)

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Pre-clinical medicine at the London School of Medicine for Women, clinical training at the Royal Free Hospital in London. 

Research area

Neurosurgery, tuberculosis and meningitis. 

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Professor dorothy hodgkin (1910-1994)

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Education

Degree in Chemistry at Somerville, University of Oxford, doctorate at Newnham College, University of Cambridge.

Research area

Biochemistry, crystallography. 

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dame rosemary rue (1928-2004)

Rosemary RueEducation

Began her medical training at the Royal Free Hospital in London, but was dismissed when she married. Qualified as a doctor in Oxford. 

Research area

Senior hospital administrator in the Oxford region 

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