Approximately 2500 women graduated in mathematics from universities in Britain and Ireland before 1940, according to the Davis historical archive.
Between 1904 and 1940 a total of 73 women graduated from the University of Manchester with a BSc Mathematics constituting a 29% of the graduates in the field at Manchester (see figure below).
Out of the 387 obituaries in the Journals of the Royal Statistical Society Series A and D between 1920 and 2021 (up to July, made freely available by Wiley: https://rss.org.uk/news-publication/news-publications/2020/general-news/rss-fellow-obituaries-now-open-access/), 13 are about women (see figure below; including of Frances Wood, Stella Cunliffe and Gertrude Cox) and 24 have been written by women. (N.B.: obituaries written in the journals must be of fellows of the society).
In 2021, 26.4% of Royal Statistical Society fellows (including CStat and GradStat) recorded their gender as women (58.0% identified as men and 15.6% did not record their gender).
A total of 5 women have presided the society since 1834:
|Stella V Cunliffe||1975-1977|
|Professor D Lievesley CBE, FAcSS||1999-2001|
|Professor Valerie Isham||2011-2012|
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