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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

  • During a recent tour of New Broadcasting House I saw a large freize of people who had been influencial in the early days of the BBC. Lord Reith of course but I was pleasantly [...]

Artists

  • Screen capture from a film documentarry by Glasgow Women's Library
    Margaret Tait was a pioneering filmmaker for whom words and images made the world real. In ‘documentary’, she wrote, real things ‘lose their reality and there’s no [...]

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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    Zenobia was a 3rd-century Queen of the Palmyra who led a revolt against the Roman Empire. She [...]

Social reformers

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    The wiki entry for Mary Ward starts “Mary Ward (nun)”. True, Mary was a nun, indeed she [...]

Politicians

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Humanitarians

  • Ravensbrück concentration camp was unusual in that it was built solely for women. During World War [...]