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Professor Eva Germaine Rimington Taylor (1879-1966)

Professor Eva Germaine Rimington Taylor (1879-1966)

Professor Eva Germaine Rimington Taylor was the first woman to hold an academic chair of Geography in the UK.

Taylor was awarded a scholarship to Royal Holloway and attained a first in Chemistry in 1903. The author of several books on Tudor geography, in 1930 she was appointed chair of geography by Birkbeck College. Her name lives on with The EGR Taylor lectures, which take place on her birthday in October every year at the Royal Geographical Society.

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