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Mary Lee Woods

British mathematician and computer programmer

Mary Lee Woods (12 March 1924 – 29 November 2017) was an English mathematician and computer programmer. She worked in a team that developed programs in the School of Computer Science, University of Manchester Mark 1, Ferranti Mark 1 and Mark 1 Star computers.[2][3]

Mary Lee Woods
Mary Lee Woods in 2013.jpg
Mary Lee Woods in 2013
Born(1924-03-12)12 March 1924
Died29 November 2017(2017-11-29) (aged 93)[1]
London, England, UK
Alma materUniversity of Birmingham
EmployerTelecommunications Research Establishment, Mount Stromlo Observatory, Ferranti
Spouse(s)
Conway Berners-Lee
(m. 1954; her death 2017)
ChildrenTimothy
Peter
Helen
Michael
Parent(s)Bertie John Woods and Ida Frances Lee Burrows

She met and married Conway Berners-Lee while working at Ferranti. Sir Tim Berners-Lee is one of their children.

She died on 29 November 2017 at the age of 93.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Mary Lee Berners-Lee: Pioneering computer programmer whose son invented the world wide web", The Times, p. 77, 20 January 2018
  2. "Scientific pioneers honoured by The University of Manchester – The University of Manchester". manchester.ac.uk. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  3. "I am Tim Berners-Lee. I invented the WWW 25 years ago and I am concerned and excited about its future. AMA • r/IAmA". reddit. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  4. News Bulletin from the Parish of SS Alban & Stephen (PDF), 24–25 December 2017
  5. Ferry, Georgina (23 January 2018). "Mary Lee Berners-Lee obituary". the Guardian. Retrieved 23 January 2018.