To celebrate International Women's Day 2016 we are running a special campaign in honour of our Diamond Jubilee celebrations. We are featuring one inspirational woman from each decade between the 1950s and 2000s.
F M Pugh (1950s)
An MA from the institute before it received its Royal Charter in 1919 was the beginning of an array of achievements for May Pugh, who spent over two decades on the council and was awarded an OBE in the 1970s for her achievements.
Image courtesy of Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, University of Exeter.
Joyce Youings (1970s)
After a chance conversation with a history student at a hockey match, Joyce Youings switched from studying mathematics to history at Kings College London - a decision that enabled her to become an eminent historian.
Since graduating with a degree in Politics from Exeter, Helen Brand has gone on to run one of the world’s largest and most successful professional bodies, and been instrumental in its continued international development.
Professor Littlechild is a biochemist and structural biologist who has influenced many women to develop careers in STEM subjects. Of the 40 PhD students she has supervised during her time in Exeter, over half have been women.
BBC radio broadcasts, a Woman of the Future Award and a one-man chamber opera are just a few examples of the achievements gained by composer Hannah Kendall, a First Class honours Music graduate from the University.