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Barbara Castle

Barbara Castle was the youngest of three children, born and brought up in Yorkshire. Barbara grew up in a politically active and socially aware home, and joined the Labour [...]

Writers

  • Portrait of w:en:Gertrude Stein by w:en:Carl Van Vechten; public domain as part of the Creative Americans Collection donated to the Library of Congress.
    Gertrude Stein was an American author best known for her modernist writings, extensive art collection and for the literary salon she hosted in 1920s Paris. Gertrude was born, [...]

Artists

  • Kate Charlesworth When asked about the shortage of female cartoonists Merrily Harper, freelance cartoonist and writer, said “Being funny is quite a male activity … [...]

Editors Choice

  • This is an image from the Nationaal Archief, the Dutch National Archives, and Spaarnestad Photo, donated in the context of a partnership program.
    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

  • All of Esther M. Zimmer Lederberg's photographs and other material used on this web site are copyright protected © as prescribed by the U.S. Copyright Office. Use of these images is available without fee, with the sole requirement that each image carry a clear attribution to Esther M. Zimmer Lederberg and this memorial website.
    With thanks to the Esther M. Zimmer Lederberg memorial website. Esther Lederberg was an American microbiologist and a pioneer of bacterial genetics. In common with many [...]

Adventurers

  • This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: Public domain This work is in the public domain in the United States, and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or less.
    Jane Digby was an English aristocrat who lived a wild and scandalous life with four husbands, many [...]

Suffragists

  • This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired. This applies to Australia, the European Union and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 70 years.
    Image of Suffragette; Not Fanny Parker Frances “Fanny” Parker was a British suffragette who became a prominent militant. She was born and brought up in New [...]

Social reformers

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

Politicians

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

Humanitarians

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

Philosphers

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    Simone Weil was a French philosopher, mystic and political activist. Her writing emphasized sacrifice and martyrdom through an ascetic lifestyle, a lifestyle which led to her [...]

Musicians

  • This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less.
    Francesca Caccini was an Italian Composer, singer, lute player, poet, and teacher of the early Baroque era. She was also known by the nickname “La Cecchina” The [...]

Athletes

  • When I was growing up in the 1970’s Irena Szewinska was making history. She was setting records in athletics which, had she been a man, we would still be lauding today. [...]

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