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Madge Syers

We are now used to there being male and female versions of many sports; women’s football, women’s athletics and so forth. But in the very early part of the 20th [...]

Writers

  • EDITH WHARTON Edith Wharton was born into a wealthy and distinguished family; on both sides her family was old-money New York business aristocracy.  Her maiden name was [...]

Artists

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    Mary Beale was a prolific, successful portrait painter but her name is little known outside experts in 17th Century English painting. As such, Mary is perfect for celebration [...]

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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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    Maria Winkelmann was one of the most famous of the early female astronomers in Germany . Born in 1670, she was educated by her father,  who believed that she deserved an [...]

Adventurers

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    Born around 1790, Margaret Ann Bulkley, known throughout her adult life as James Barry, was a [...]

Social reformers

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    The wiki entry for Mary Ward starts “Mary Ward (nun)”. True, Mary was a nun, indeed she [...]

Politicians

  • Margaret Bondfield was a Labour politician, trades unionist and women’s rights activist who [...]

Humanitarians

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