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
(Countess of Lovelace)

10 December 1815

British

Rosalind FranklinRosalind Franklin
(Chemist)

25 July 1920

British

Dorothy HodgkinDorothy Hodgkin
(Biochemist)

12 May 1910

British

Marie StopesMarie Stopes
(Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists)

15 October 1880

British

Janet Lane-ClayponJanet Lane-Claypon
(Physician)

03 February 1877

British

Agnes ArberAgnes Arber
(Botanist)

23 February 1879

British

Mary AnningMary Anning
(Paleontologist)

21 May 1799

British

Jocelyn Bell BurnellJocelyn Bell Burnell
(Astronomer, Astrophysicist)

15 July 1943

British

Cecilia Payne-GaposchkinCecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
(Astronomer, University teacher)

10 May 1900

British,American

Steve ShirleySteve Shirley
(Computer scientist, Feminist)

16 September 1933

German,British

Mary SomervilleMary Somerville
(Mathematician, Linguist, Translator, Astronomer, Scientist)

26 December 1780

British,Scottish

Mary LeakeyMary Leakey
(Academic, Anthropologist)

06 February 1913

British

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Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-TyneMargaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
(philosopher, scientist, poet, science fiction writer)

1623 AD

British

Anna AtkinsAnna Atkins

British

Gertrude JekyllGertrude Jekyll
(Horticulturist, Painter, Gardener, Non-fiction writer, Botanist, Architect)

29 November 1843

British

Sophie WilsonSophie Wilson
(computer scientist)

1957 AD

British

Ruth LawrenceRuth Lawrence
(Mathematician, Topologist, University teacher)

02 August 1971

British

Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
(Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Egyptologist)

13 July 1863

British

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Brenda MilnerBrenda Milner
(Neuroscientist, Psychologist, University teacher)

15 July 1918

Canadian,British

Susan Greenfield, Baroness GreenfieldSusan Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield
(Politician, Biologist)

01 October 1950

British

Mary Everest BooleMary Everest Boole
(mathematician, philosopher)

1832 AD

British

Kathleen OllerenshawKathleen Ollerenshaw
(Mathematician, Astronomer, Politician, Author, Writer)

01 October 1912

British