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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

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    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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    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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    Zenobia was a 3rd-century Queen of the Palmyra who led a revolt against the Roman Empire. She [...]

Social reformers

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    Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian and campaigner for women’s [...]

Politicians

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    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 [...]