Mary Lee Berners-Lee

Mary Lee Berners-Lee (1924- ) computer scientist, teacher and astronomer.  After wartime service at the Telecommunications Research Laboratory, Mary Lee Woods completed her studies at the University of Birmingham before taking up a post at the Mount Stromlo observatory near Canberra. After returning to the UK she was part of a team of women who worked as pioneering programmers onthe Ferranti Mark 1 computer in Manchester. Following marriage and a career break, during which she worked intermittently as a programmer, she became a mathematics teacher before returning to computer programming until her retirement in 1987.

  • Birth name Mary Lee Woods
  • Born 1924, Birmingham, UK
  • Occupation Computer scientist
  • Disciplines Computer Software
  • Education University of Birmingham

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