Person: Lee, Alice Elizabeth


Alice Lee was awarded a D.Sc. in 1899, and had an outstanding career as a statistician working in both Bedford College and University College in London. Her work was important in disproving the belief that skull size was related to intelligence, the argument that was being used at that time to "prove" women were intellectually inferior to men.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 28 June 1858, Dedham, Essex, England. Died 5 October 1939, Rustington, Sussex, England.

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Origin England, Women

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive