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Wilma Rudolph

In Rome, 1960, Wilma Rudolph became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Games. Wilma’s early life did not hint [...]

Writers

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    Anna Akhmatova was a Russian modernist poet and one of the most acclaimed writers in the Russian canon. Besides poetry, she wrote memoirs, autobiographical pieces and [...]

Artists

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    Hannah with Til Brugman Hannah Hoch, a fate not unknown to women artists where even if artists themselves are more often acknowledged as mere muses, models and tea-makers, [...]

Editors Choice

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    Beryl Burton was an English cyclist who won more than 90 domestic championships and seven world titles. On 17 September 1967, at the UK National Time Trial, Beryl rode a staggering 277.25 miles in 12 hours around the lanes of Yorkshire. This was a world record for both men and women! It was two [...]

Scientists

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    Lise Meitner I used to be in the car every Tuesday driving between Perth and Glasgow at the time that Radio 4’s Great Lives was on air. One of those programmes has [...]

Adventurers

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    A 100 years before Lawrence of Arabia, Lady Hester Stanhope abandoned her aristocratic British life [...]

Social reformers

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    In 1999 Time Magazine named Emmeline Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th [...]

Politicians

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    Victoria Woodhull was an advocate of free love. Not the 1960’s version of Californian beaches [...]

Humanitarians

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    When I think of St Hilda, which admittedly isn’t often, it is as the Oxford College which [...]