Throughout history, there have been many British women scientists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great British female scientists such as Ada Lovelace, Rosalind Franklin, Dorothy Hodgkin, Marie Stopes, Agnes Arber.
Ada LovelaceAda Lovelace
10 December 1815, British
Countess of Lovelace
Rosalind FranklinRosalind Franklin
25 July 1920, British
Chemist

Dorothy HodgkinDorothy Hodgkin
12 May 1910, British
Biochemist

Marie StopesMarie Stopes
15 October 1880, British
Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists

Agnes ArberAgnes Arber
23 February 1879, British
Botanist

Janet Lane-ClayponJanet Lane-Claypon
03 February 1877, British
Physician
Mary SomervilleMary Somerville
26 December 1780, British, Scottish
Mathematician, Linguist, Translator, Astronomer,

Jocelyn Bell BurnellJocelyn Bell Burnell
15 July 1943, British
Astronomer, Astrophysicist

Helen SharmanHelen Sharman
30 May 1963, British
Chemist

Cecilia Payne-GaposchkinCecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
10 May 1900, British, American
Astronomer, University teacher
Ruth LawrenceRuth Lawrence
02 August 1971, British
Mathematician, Topologist, University teacher

Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
13 July 1863, British
Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Egyptologist
Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-TyneMargaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1623 AD, British
philosopher, scientist, poet, science fiction

Sophie WilsonSophie Wilson
1957 AD, British
computer scientist

Mary LeakeyMary Leakey
06 February 1913, British
Academic, Anthropologist
Steve ShirleySteve Shirley
16 September 1933, German, British
Computer scientist, Feminist

Williamina FlemingWilliamina Fleming
15 May 1857, British, American, Scottish
Astronomer
Gertrude JekyllGertrude Jekyll
29 November 1843, British
Horticulturist, Painter, Gardener, Non-fiction

Hertha AyrtonHertha Ayrton
28 April 1854, British
Engineer

Brenda MilnerBrenda Milner
15 July 1918, Canadian, British
Neuroscientist, Psychologist, University teacher
Anna AtkinsAnna Atkins
British
 

Margaret BurbidgeMargaret Burbidge
12 August 1919, British, American
Astrophysicist
Susan Greenfield, Baroness GreenfieldSusan Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield
01 October 1950, British
Politician, Biologist

Mary Everest BooleMary Everest Boole
1832 AD, British
mathematician, philosopher

Catharine Parr TraillCatharine Parr Traill
09 January 1802, Canadian, British
Author

Kathleen OllerenshawKathleen Ollerenshaw
01 October 1912, British
Mathematician, Astronomer, Politician, Author,
Venetia PhairVenetia Phair
11 July 1918, British
Amateur astronomer