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First female professor at Harvard, Helen Cam (1885 - 1968)

First female professor at Harvard, Helen Cam (1885 - 1968)

Cam’s career started at Royal Holloway College in 1904 with a scholarship to study history. She achieved a first. Cam went on to be a highly respected academic in medieval history, and was appointed professor at Harvard in 1948 – the first woman to hold the role. Cam also helped establish Hillcroft College with one of her contemporaries from Royal Holloway.

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