Person: Boyle (2), Margaret E
Margaret Boyle graduated from St Andrews and taught mathematics at Dalkeith High School.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- In the same year she won a Simson Bursary for £25 for four years in the University of St Andrews Bursary Competition.
- At the University of St Andrews she became friendly with fellow mathematics student Agnes Mudie and both lived in University Hall.
- The two friends graduated in 1925 with both being awarded MA (Class I).
- The friendship remained for the rest of their lives.
- She and Agnes Mudie both lived at Buchanan Hostel, East Suffolk Road, Edinburgh, and both joined the Edinburgh Mathematical Society in June 1926.
- Margaret Boyle gave up teaching because of illness.
- In January 1930 she wrote from Kirkden Manse, Letham, Angus to the hon.
- They had two sons, the elder being David Campbell Dorward (born in a Dundee nursing home on 7 August 1933) who became a well-known classical composer, and younger being John Dorward.
- Agnes and Margaret frequently attended the St Andrews University Hall Association for reunions with her fellow-residents.
Born 5 May 1905, Kirkden Manse, Angus, Scotland. Died 11 September 1995, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Origin Scotland, Women
Adapted from other CC BY-SA 4.0 Sources:
- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive