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Somerville Unisex fashion long sleeve shirt

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Mary Somerville, 1782 – 1872

Mary was self taught in mathematics, astronomy, geology, and physics.

Her father sent her to a boarding school to learn to read and write at the age of 9.

During her earlier years, while her father was at sea with the navy, she had spent much of her life walking along the beach, collecting shells and other marine oddities.

Opportunities to learn mathematics were restricted. She was expected to learn needlework, and how to play the piano, skills deemed by her mother to be appropriate for a young woman.

By age of 15 she was learning geometry and astronomy in secret by candlelight, with the disapproval of her mother.

In desperation her parents found her a husband. But he also did not support her in her pursuit of mathematics and science.

After three years, he died and Mary returned to Scotland, and there she married Dr Somerville, who took her to London and encouraged her in her studies.

A pivotal turning point in Mary's life was translating “Mechanisms of the Heavens”

by Pierre-Simon Laplace, with a supplement explaining and solving the equations it contained, equations which no one else could manage.

Her major book was on the “Connexions of the Physical Sciences”.

One of the difficulties she encountered while calculating the position of Uranus was it always seemed to be moving, and she suggested there may be undiscovered planets nearby. Eventually that planet was discovered, named Neptune.

Mary Somerville was the first person to be described as a scientist.

During her lifetime she promoted woman having access to higher education.


Garment Details and Specifications

Go with a timeless classic—wear the unisex fashion long sleeve shirt as a layering piece throughout the colder months or on its own during chilly summer evenings. It’s tailored to the body and arms, giving you a nice, complementing fit. The heavyweight, blended material of the shirt feels soft and cozy against the skin.

• 60% better-sourced cotton, 40% recycled polyester (rPET)
• Fabric weight: 4.8 oz/yd² (165 g/m²)
• Yarn diameter: 26 singles
• Slim fit
• Sleeve hems
• Blank product sourced from Haiti

This product is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, so thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!

Size guide

S (cm) 71.1 45.7 83.2
M (cm) 73.7 50.8 85
L (cm) 76.2 55.9 87
XL (cm) 78.7 61 89
2XL (cm) 81.3 66 90.8