Ten fun facts about Agnes Arber


Fact 1
She was the first woman botanist to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society (21 March 1946, at the age of 67) and the third woman overall.

Fact 2
She was the first woman to receive the Gold Medal of the Linnean Society of London (24 May 1948, at the age of 69) for her contributions to botanical science.

Fact 3
Her scientific research focused on the monocotyledon group of flowering plants.


Fact 4
She also contributed to development of morphological studies in botany during the early part of the 20th century.

Fact 5
Her later work concentrated on the topic of philosophy in botany, particularly on the nature of biological research.

Fact 6
Arber maintained a small laboratory in a back room of her house from then until she stopped performing bench research in the 1940s and turned to philosophical study.

Fact 7
Following the award of a Research Fellowship by Newnham College between 1912 and 1913, Arber published her first book in 1912.

Fact 8
In 1925 Arber published her third book The Monocotyledons.

Fact 9
In January 1942 Arber published her last paper involving original botanical research.

Fact 10
The Natural Philosophy of Plant Form, published in 1950 has been considered the most important of Arber's books.


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Agnes Robertson Arber was a British plant morphologist and anatomist, historian of botany and philosopher of biology

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