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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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    Martha Gellhorn and Ernest Hemingway with General Yu With attacks on journalists making the news today it is fitting that We Are The 51 looks at one of the greatest war [...]

Artists

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    Because a lot of women were married to or friends with male artists, history has assumed that they were a muse to the great man or, if they produced works of their own, that [...]

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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    Introduction by Hollie Weatherstone I first saw Keira Daley last August performing in her award-winning nerdy/funny/fact-packed cabaret tribute to some of history’s [...]

Adventurers

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    Jane Digby was an English aristocrat who lived a wild and scandalous life with four husbands, many [...]

Social reformers

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

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 [...]