Edith Rebecca Saunders 155th birthday

Edith Rebecca Saunders

Today, 14th October 2020, would have been the 155th birthday of Edith Rebecca (Becky) Saunders, founder of The Genetics Society.

Becky was a remarkable woman with many talents, who led a full and interesting life.

Much of Becky’s life has been documented by Christine Alexander, Library of Genetics, Cambridge University:

Private life

Balfour Lab

Women in science

My Colleague

Mother of genetics


British Assoc.