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Mary Cartwright graduated from Oxford in 1923, then taught in schools for 4 years before reading for her D.Phil. She was appointed a lecturer in mathematics at Cambridge in 1935, being a Reader in the Theory of Functions from 1959 to 1968. She wrote over 50 papers on the theory of functions.
In 1947 she was elected to the Royal Society. She received many other honours including the Sylvester Medal of the Royal Society in 1964:-
... in recognition of her distinguished contributions to analysis and the theory of functions of a real and complex variable.She also received the De Morgan Medal of the London Mathematical Society in 1968.
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Mary L Cartwright was elected to the Royal Society of London in 1947. You can see a history of the Royal Society and a list of the members among the mathematicians in our archive.
She was awarded the Sylvester Medal of the Royal Society in 1964. You can see a history of the Sylvester Medal and a list of the winners.
M L Cartwright was the London Mathematical Society President in 1961 - 1963. You can see a history of the LMS and a list of the presidents.
She was the winner of the London Mathematical Society De Morgan Medal in 1968. You can see a history of the LMS De Morgan Medal and a list of the winners.
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