Dr Elizabeth Blackwell (1857 Bedford College) it is the centenary of the death of Dr Blackwell (1821-1910), the first woman to receive a medical degree and the first female doctor in the western world. Unable to gain entrance to a British medical school because of her gender, she graduated from medical school in New York, but was precluded from practising in most hospitals in America. Returning to England in 1857, she attended Bedford College and became the first woman doctor to be entered on the General Medical Council's medical register. A friend of Florence Nightingale, she returned to America to train nurses during the Civil War. Read more.
Dr Howard Falcon-Lang (PhD Geology, 1998) has discovered 318 million-year-old fossilised tracks in Canada that are the earliest evidence for the existence of reptiles. Howard is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway. Read more.
Andrew Stephenson MP (BSc Management Studies, 2002) has been appointed Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party with responsibility for youth. Andrew became MP for Pendle in May. He has been involved in Conservative Future and youth politics for a number of years and was Chairman of the Conservative Future group at Royal Holloway. Read more.
Posted on Monday 16th August 2010