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  Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw 8 July 2004  
Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw İRay Grover
On her remarkable life and love of mathematics

In an inspirational life Dame Kathleen, who's been deaf from the age of eight, overcame bigotry and ignorance to win a place at Oxford to study mathematics. 

After taking her doctorate she became a leading educationalist determined to raise standards in maths. At 78 she built her own Observatory in the Lake District and at 86 she published a book on mathematical 'magic squares' - to international acclaim.

Now, at the age of 93, Dame Kathleen has just published her autobiography.  Jenni talks to her about her extraordinary life.

To Talk of Many Things: An Autobiography by Kathleen Ollerenshaw is published by Manchester University Press, ISBN: 0719069874


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