Helena Mennie Shire

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Her maiden name was Mennie, which she retained as a middle name after her marriage.

Helena Mennie Shire was born in Aberdeen, and attended the High School for Girls. She was educated at Aberdeen and Cambridge Universities. She taught in the English faculty at Cambridge where she researched medieval and renaissance music and literature. She was the author of several books. She was appointed Emeritus Fellow of Robinson College in 1980.

In 1952 the High School for Girls' Magazine reported, in its "Personalia" column, "Helena M Mennie (Mrs Shire) has been elected to the Faculty of English of the University of Cambridge. She has been made a member of the Regent House and is teaching for Trinity College and St Catherine's College."

High School for Girls Magazine
May 1952