Ruth Mary Badcock, known as Molly, left Merchant Taylors’ Girls School in 1940 and went on to study Zoology at Liverpool University, gaining a First Class Degree. Molly then did Postgraduate research at Liverpool which led to her M.Sc. She then worked as an assistant lecturer at Glasgow University.
In October 1951 Molly secured an appointment with the Biology Department at Keele University, where she continued to work up until her retirement in May 1987. An extract from the Keele Gazette below reveals how well regarded she was by her colleagues at Keele:
Molly lived her many years in retirement between her home in Springpool and her house in Welshpool, Mid Wales.
Molly died on 10th January 2014.