Date: Tuesday 19th February 2019
A distinguished scientist who was at the forefront of metallurgic and engineering research for almost half a century, Dr. Constance Fligg Tipper, celebrated her 100th birthday at her home at Bank House, Langwathby. The daughter of a doctor, Dr. Tipper was born on 16th February, 1894. Brought up in Hertfordshire, she was one of the first women graduates at Newnham College, Cambridge. She was at the forefront of discoveries which proved vital in ship design, aircraft engineering and bridge construction. She began her work at a time when women research students were an extreme rarity, and even more so in the fields of physics and engineering.