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  Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw 8 July 2004  
Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw ©Ray 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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