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9 Youngest in Their Fields

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Youngest College Student at Oxford

maths.mq.edu.au

At 11 years old, child prodigy Ruth Elke Lawrence passed the Oxford entrance exam in mathematics and, in 1981, became the youngest person ever to attend the prestigious university. Her father accompanied her to classes, and she graduated with a bachelor's degree in two years instead of the usual three. Now in her thirties, Lawrence teaches at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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