Christine Hamill

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Christine Mary Hamill (July 24, 1923 – March 24, 1956) was an English mathematician who specialized in group theory and finite geometry. After receiving her Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in 1951, she was appointed to a lectureship in the University of Sheffield. In 1954, she was appointed lecturer in the University College, Ibadan, Nigeria where she died of polio in 1956, four months before she was to have married.[1]

Early life[edit]

Hamill attended St Paul's Girls' School and the Perse School for Girls.[1] In 1942, she won a scholarship to Newnham College, Cambridge, became a wrangler in 1945,[2] and later became a research fellow of the college.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Miss C. M. Hamill". Obituary. The Times. March 1956. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  2. ^ "Christine Mary Hamill". jonhays. Retrieved 2008-05-14. 
  3. ^ Edge, W. L. (1956). "Obituary: Miss C. M. Hamill". Edinburgh Mathematical Notes 40: 22–25. doi:10.1017/S0950184300000306. Retrieved 2008-05-14. 

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