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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

  • Aphra Behn by Mary Beale “All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn which is, most scandalously but rather appropriately, in Westminster [...]

Artists

  • Kate Charlesworth When asked about the shortage of female cartoonists Merrily Harper, freelance cartoonist and writer, said “Being funny is quite a male activity … [...]

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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    With thanks to the Esther M. Zimmer Lederberg memorial website. Esther Lederberg was an American microbiologist and a pioneer of bacterial genetics. In common with many [...]

Adventurers

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    I just happened to have a £50 note in my hand the other day. It was a Clydesdale Bank issue and [...]

Social reformers

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    Eleanor Rathbone is a perfect example of why we need the We Are The 51 campaign to celebrate the [...]

Politicians

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Humanitarians

  • Mary Slessor was a Scottish missionary to Nigeria, spreading Christianity, protecting native [...]