Authorised form of nameCartwright; Dame; Mary Lucy (1900 - 1998)
Dates1900 - 1998
Date of birth17/12/1900
Date of death03/04/1998
Research fieldMathematical analysis
Leamington High School (1912-1915); Graveley Manor School, Boscombe (1915-1916); Godolphin School, Salisbury (1916-1919); St Hugh's College, Oxford. BSc (1923, Maths), DPhil (1930)
Taught maths at Alice Ottley School, Worcester (1923-1927); Yarrow Research Fellow,Girton College, Cambridge; Lecturer and Staff Fellow, Girton College; Lecturer in Mathematics, Cambridge University (1935); Director of Studies for Mathematics, Girton College (1936-1949); Commandant, Girton College Red Cross Detachment (1940-1944); first woman to serve on Council of the Royal Society; Mistress of Girton College (1949-1968); member of Royal Society delegation to USSR, invited by the Academy of Sciences (!956); Reader in the Theory of Functions, Cambridge University (1959-1968); Chairwoman of Cambridge University Women's Appointments Board; served on the Education Syndicate, Cambridge University; first woman member of the Septem Viri, University Court on matters relating to staff (1958-1960); toured American universities (1968-1971); President, Mathematical Association (1952)
DBE 1969
LMS (President 1961-1963); FIMA (Honorary); FRSE
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election20/03/1947
Age at election46
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Council: 1955-1957
Medals and prizes:
Sylvester Medal 1964
RelationshipsDescended from John Theophilus Desaguliers (FRS 1714) and Thomas Desaguliers (FRS 1780); daughter of William Digby Cartwright, Rector of Aynho, Northamptonshire, and his wife Lucy Harriette Maud Bury
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2000 vol 46 pp 19-35, plate, by W K Hayman
Joan Mason, 'The Women Fellows' Jubilee' in NR 1995 vol 49 pp 125-140
Royal Society codeNA7957
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/GA/WS/2674Cartwright, Dame Mary Lucynd
IM/000745Cartwright, Dame Mary Lucynd
IM/005678Cartwright, Dame Mary Lucynd
WF/289Grant application from Girton College, Cambridge, to the Wolfson Foundation1968-2010
EC/1947/04Cartwright, Dame Mary Lucy: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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