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Portobello Aquarium Illustrated Guide





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[Portobello Aquarium]


Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Batham (1917-1974) graduated with first-class honours in botany and zoology from Otago, and went on to complete a doctorate in Cambridge. Although retaining an interest in botany, it was marine biology that truly won the day. Batham was instrumental in setting up the Portobello Marine Research station, of which she became director. Back in 1945, before the arrival of Baylis, and in response to J. E. Holloway’s intention of announcing there would be no botany lectures that year, she, Margaret Cookson and Brenda Shore initiated a strategy to keep the Botany Department functioning. Batham delivered senior classes at stage II and III.


Elizabeth J. Batham and D. W. McArthur, “Portobello Aquarium Illustrated Guide,” | OUR Heritage, accessed May 21, 2022,

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