Strachey, Ray

Ray Strachey, Rachel Conn Costelloe, Mrs Oliver Strachey (1887 to 1940). Women's rights campaigner and writer with a mathematics degree from Newnham College, Cambridge (1905 to 1908). She studied engineering at Oxford University in 1910. President of the Society of Women Welders between 1916 and 1918. Particularly involved in women's employment issues, including equal pay. Stood as an Independent in 3 general elections (1918, 1922, and 1923). She was also involved in international peace campaigns. (Cheryl Law, 'A Modern Political Dictionary' 2000).