Constance Tipper

Constance Tipper, (born Constance Fligg Elam) an undergraduate at Newnham, was one of the first women to take the Natural Sciences Tripos, in 1915. On graduating she joined the National Physical Laboratory and then went to the Royal School of Mines.

While employed by the Royal School of Mines, she worked at Cambridge with GI Taylor on the deformation of crystals under strain. She moved to Cambridge in 1929 and became a research fellow at Newnham.

She became involved in the Engineering Department during the Second World War when several of the lecturers were called to service, and she took on a considerable teaching load, in particular taking over the Heat Treatment laboratory.

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