Personal Papers of M B Thomas (retirement volume)

Scope and Content

Volume containing drawings and pages of names of pupils and friends, presented to M B Thomas at a celebration to mark her retirement as Director of Studies in Natural Sciences, August 1936.

Administrative / Biographical History

M B Thomas (as she was known) was educated at King Edward VI High School, Birmingham and read Natural Sciences at Newnham College 1894-98 (MA 1936). She was a Demonstrator in Chemistry at Royal Holloway College and came to Girton in fill the same position in 1902. She was appointed as Director of Studies in Natural Sciences in 1906 and stayed at Girton until she retired in 1935. She taught over 300 students in the Girton laboratories, known as 'Tommy Labs' and was renowned for her rigorous training in accuracy and technique. The Girton labs closed on her retirement.

Conditions Governing Access

Please cite as Girton College Archive, Cambridge, Personal Papers of M B Thomas (retirement volume), GCPP Thomas

Other Finding Aids

As at Sep 2008 an online catalogue was available at

Archivist's Note

Collection Description taken from JANUS in Sep 2008 as part of Genesis 2008 Project