Barbara Wootton, Baroness Wootton of Abinger
Wootton is the daughter of James Adam classicists and his wife Adela Marion and the sister of chemist Neil Kensington Adam FRS ( born November 6, 1891 in Cambridge, † 19 July 1973 in Southampton ).
After initial study of classical languages , she moved to economics. From 1920 she held the first female professor lectures at the University of Cambridge. In 1948 she became a professor at the University of London.
1959 to 1964 she was President of the British Sociological Association.
She was knighted in 1958. 1985 awarded her an honorary doctorate from Cambridge University.
Writings (selection )
- The dilemma of the married woman. in: "New Elite ( from the literature of the present) " Vol 3, Issue 1, January 1948 eds. Allied Information Service o O., S. 30-34
- Lament for Economics ( 1938)
- End Social Inequality (1941 )
- Freedom Under Planning ( 1945)
- Social Science and Social Pathology ( 1959)
- Crime and the Criminal Law (1964 )
- Incomes Policy (1974 )