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Sylvia Gore

Sylvia Gore, the “Denis Law of Women’s Football” has died aged 69, from cancer. Sylvia was a pioneer of the women’s game, once scored 134 goals in a [...]

Writers

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    Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents! One of the most famous opening lines of any novel was penned by Louisa M Alcott at the start of the novel based upon [...]

Artists

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    When considering the “Glasgow Style” it is common to cite Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and it is true that his architectural works brighten Glasgow even today, but [...]

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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    Marie-Sophie Germain was a French mathematician, physicist and philosopher. She battled against the social prejudices of the era and a lack of formal training in order to [...]

Adventurers

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    A 100 years before Lawrence of Arabia, Lady Hester Stanhope abandoned her aristocratic British life [...]

Social reformers

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    The Red Virgin of Montmartre, The Grande Dame of Anarchy, The Red She Wolf what a fantastic way to [...]

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