Mary Lily Walker

5 July 1863 - July 1913

Mary Lily Walker was one of Dundee University College's first woman entrants, studying Latin, Maths, Biology and Chemistry.

She became aware of the appalling living conditions of Dundee's poor. She joined the Dundee Social Union.

She founded Grey Lodge Settlement as part of the University Settlement movement. She set up baby clinics, health visitors, school dinners and children’s convalescent holidays.

She died days before her 50th birthday.

Centenary mug