"The Accident of Being the First Woman Senior Wrangler"

Barrow-Green, June (2020). "The Accident of Being the First Woman Senior Wrangler". The London Mathematical Society488, London.

Abstract

In 1890 Philippa Fawcett caused a sensation by scoring more marks in the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos than any of the male students. The recent discovery of letters dating from 1887–1890, including a letter from Fawcett herself, throws some new light on this famous incident.

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