Women in Oxford Medical Sciences
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)
Pre-clinical medicine at Somerville College, University of Oxford, clinical training at UCL.
Haematology and radiation pathology.
professor alice stewart (1906-2002)
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Pre-clinical medicine at Girton College, University of Cambridge, clinical training at the Royal Free Hospital in London.
Epidemiology - social medicine and the effects of radiation on health.
DR HONOR SMITH (1908-1995)
Pre-clinical medicine at the London School of Medicine for Women, clinical training at the Royal Free Hospital in London.
Neurosurgery, tuberculosis and meningitis.
Professor dorothy hodgkin (1910-1994)
Degree in Chemistry at Somerville, University of Oxford, doctorate at Newnham College, University of Cambridge.
dame rosemary rue (1928-2004)
Began her medical training at the Royal Free Hospital in London, but was dismissed when she married. Qualified as a doctor in Oxford.
Senior hospital administrator in the Oxford region