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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

  • EDITH WHARTON Edith Wharton was born into a wealthy and distinguished family; on both sides her family was old-money New York business aristocracy.  Her maiden name was [...]

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 [...]

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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

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    Gertrude Bell was an archaeologist, a linguist and the greatest woman mountaineer of her age, and [...]

Social reformers

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    OCTAVIA HILL In these times of food banks, recession and poverty, and with concerns about how to [...]

Politicians

  • Margaret Bondfield was a Labour politician, trades unionist and women’s rights activist who [...]

Humanitarians

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