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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

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    I don’t watch period, costume drama on the TV, even when they feature the wonderful Dame Judi Dench, so while I have heard of Cranford,  a mini series set in the early [...]

Artists

  • Screen capture from a film documentarry by Glasgow Women's Library
    Margaret Tait was a pioneering filmmaker for whom words and images made the world real. In ‘documentary’, she wrote, real things ‘lose their reality and there’s no [...]

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

  • Sir Frederick William Herschel is, quite rightly, famed as a great astronomer. In particular his observation that one celestial body was not a star, but the planet we know as [...]

Adventurers

Social reformers

  • At the height of the First World War, thousands of women, engineering and shipyard workers [...]

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 [...]