Philippa Fawcett did the unimaginable: she beat every other man and woman who competed in the prestigious mathematical examinations held at Cambridge University. This was in 1890, a time long before men and women were even allowed to study for degrees side by side. Even the science of the time suggested that this probably couldn't happen.The cool thing is that she managed to do it while keeping an impressive balance in her life. Check out the entire post (She Topped All the Men in Math and Kept Her Life in Balance) to find out how!
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a popular blog post about a 19th century woman who beat all the men at Cambridge University in their prestigious math exams:
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