SP5107 : Blue plaque to Honor Fell, outside Wychwood School, Banbury Road, Oxford

taken 1 year ago, near to Marston, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Blue plaque to Honor Fell, outside Wychwood School, Banbury Road, Oxford
Blue plaque to Honor Fell, outside Wychwood School, Banbury Road, Oxford
Dame Honor Fell (1900-1986), biologist and zoologist, did important work on rheumatoid arthritis. Her papers are held at the Wellcome Library and have been digitised: see LinkExternal link. For more information about her, see LinkExternal link.
Wychwood School, founded in 1897, is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged from 11 to 18: details at LinkExternal link. At the time of its foundation the school was considered somewhat advanced because of its emphasis on educating girls in science: as the plaque indicates, this approach clearly paid off.
Blue Plaques
A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person or event, serving as a historical marker.

The world's first blue plaques were erected in London, England in the nineteenth century to mark the homes and workplaces of famous people.
The original blue plaque scheme started in the 1860s, is now run by English Heritage in London. It is believed to be the oldest such scheme in the world.
There are currently about 850 plaques in London.
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Thursday, 4 May, 2017   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 23 July, 2017
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Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5108 0780 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.9934N 1:15.6723W
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