Person: Calderwood, Nora Isobel
Nora Calderwood graduated from Edinburgh University and went on to a lectureship at Birmingham University. A prize in algebra at Birmingham is named after her.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- On 13 July 1907 Calderwood was awarded a bursary by the Edinburgh Burgh Committee on Secondary Education.
- Calderwood was very musical and in 1910, at age 14, she passed Higher Piano.
- In July 1913 Edinburgh Ladies College presented a gold medal to Calderwood as the dux of the music classes.
- Having passed the Preliminary Examination in October 1914, Calderwood matriculated at the University of Edinburgh.
- After graduating, Calderwood went to Birmingham University where she became a Lecturer in Mathematics in the following year.
- Calderwood joined the Edinburgh Mathematical Society in January 1919 while she was still an undergraduate at Edinburgh University.
- At Birmingham University there is a Calderwood Prize, named after Nora Calderwood, for the best student in algebra.
Born 14 March 1896, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland. Died 23 April 1985, Selly Oak, Birmingham, Warwickshire,England.
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Origin Scotland, Women
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive