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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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    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 [...]

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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    Rear Admiral Grace M Hopper was a remarkable woman; an American computer scientist who programmed the very first computers, and United States Navy rear admiral. Born in 1906 [...]

Adventurers

Social reformers

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    Lucy Stone was a leading activist and pioneer of both the abolitionist and women’s rights [...]

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 [...]