“In January 1928 Elisabeth Scott won the international competition for the new Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon. The only woman in a field of more than 70, she was still too young to vote. Yet three eminent architects, two English, one American, had picked her to design one of England’s most prestigious public buildings. The press went mad. “Girl Architect Beats Men”, “Unknown Girl’s Leap to Fame”, “Doctor’s Daughter”– and much more in a similar vein”