Susan Mary Auld

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    Susan Mary Auld (10 January 1915 – 9 March 2002), born Susan Denham Christie in Tynemouth, was the first woman to graduate as a naval architect from Durham University...Susan Auld came from a family of naval engineers. Her grandfather Charles John Denham Christie (1830–1905) was a founder of the company that later became the Swan Hunter Group of shipyards, and her father John Denham Christie (d. 1950) was company chairman for many years. Her mother was Mary Martin. She received home schooling until the age of 14, when she was sent to Cheltenham Ladies' College. In 1932 she began to study naval architecture under Sir Westcott Abell at Durham University and graduated with a BSc in 1936, the first English woman to be awarded a degree in naval architecture (but see Dorothy Rowntree). She was also the first woman to be admitted as a student member to the North East Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders (October 1932)...."
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