Four new biographies of Women Engineers added to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Beatrice Shilling

In support of WES’s Centenary the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography have added four new biographies recording the lives of four of the early generation of women engineers: Eily Marguerite Leifchild KearyFrances Beatrice Bradfield; Hilda Margaret Lyon and Beatrice Shilling.

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century and holds over 60,000 biographies. The four women engineers are relaesed alongside 25 women from the early modern period (c.1500–1800) including a court jester, a prophetess a military leader, book collectors, travellers, recusant Catholic activists, a royal consort & a notorious adulteress. Some biographies are locked but you can log in with your local library card.

This follows on from a previous release of biographies about women connected to WES and engineering in July 2018.