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Mary Somerville Committee Room

Dedicated to: 
Date: 
2014
Location:
Mary Somerville Committee Room
Scottish Parliament, Holyrood
Edinburgh , EH99 1SP
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"Located on the fourth floor, Committee Room 2 bears the name of the female
Scottish scientist Mary Fairfax Somerville. It boasts expansive views of Arthur’s
Seat and Salisbury Crags. Lifts are available to provide full access to this room"

Mary Fairfax Somerville

Other names: 
Her maiden name was Fairfax.
Dates: 
26 Dec 1780- 29 Nov 1872

Mary Fairfax was born in Jedburgh in 1780 and grew up in Fife.

In 1804 she married her distant cousin, Captain Samuel Greig, and moved to London. They had two children. She was widowed in 1807 and returned to Scotland, where she studied mathematics.

In 1812 she remarried. Her second husband Dr William Somerville admired and encouraged her academic work.

Mary Somerville published her first paper, "The magnetic properties of the violet rays of the solar spectrum", in the Proceedings of the Royal Society in 1826.

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Mary Bruck Building

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Erected by: 
University of Edinburgh
Location:
Mary Bruck Building
Kings Buildings , Colin MacLaurin Road
Edinburgh, EH9 3DW

Mary Teresa Bruck

Title: 
Dr.
Other names: 
Her maiden name was Conway. She was also known as Maire.
Dates: 
29 May 1925 - 11 Dec 2008

Maire conway was born in Ireland and studied physics at the University of Dublin. She gained her PhD at the University of Edinburgh. She returned to Dublin to work at the Dunsink Observatory.

She married the director of the observatory, Hermann Bruck, in 1951. Bruck was a widower wuith two children, and the couple had a further three children.

In 1957 the family moved to Edinburgh, where Mary lectured at the University and carried out research into stars, the interstellar medium and the Magellanic Clouds. She also researched and wrote books and articles on women in astronomy.

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Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library

Dedicated to: 
Erected by: 
University of Edinburgh
Location:
Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library
Edinburgh, EH9 3JF
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Added a memorial

Noreen Elizabeth Murray

Title: 
Lady, Professor
Other names: 
Her maiden name was Parker
Dates: 
26 Feb 1935 - 12 May 2011

Noreen Parker received her Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham in 1959.She worked at Stanford University, University of Cambridge, and the Medical Research Council (UK) before moving to the University of Edinburgh in 1967. In 1988 she was awarded a personal chair of Molecular Genetics.

Together with her husband, biochemist Sir Kenneth Murray she helped develop a vaccine against hepatitis B, the first genetically-engineered vaccine approved for human use.

She was made a CBE in 2002.

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Marion Ross Road

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Marion Ross Road

Erected by: 
University of Edinburgh
Date: 
2014
Location:
Marion Ross Road
Edinburgh , EH9 3JQ

Marion Amelia Spence Ross

Title: 
Dr.
Dates: 
9 April 1903 – 3 January 1994

Marion Ross was noted for her work in X-ray crystallography and fluid dynamics.

Edinburgh University awards an annual Marion A S Ross prize.

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The Alice Littler Park

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The Alice Littler Park
Opened by Mr Sydney Littler
2nd Aug 1980

Erected by: 
Sydney Littler
Date: 
1980
Location:
The Alice Littler Park
30 East Park Road
Aberlour, AB38 9QP
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Alice Littler Park

Alice Littler