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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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    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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    Mary Fairfax Somerville was a Scottish scientist, mathematician, writer and polymath dubbed the Queen of Nineteenth Century Science. How’s that for an introduction! [...]

Adventurers

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    Sarah Kemble Knight was born in 1666 in Boston. She is remembered in particular for her five month [...]

Social reformers

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Politicians

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

Humanitarians

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    Dolores Ibárruri — known as “La Pasionaria”, one of just three women celebrated on [...]