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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

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    Martha Gellhorn and Ernest Hemingway with General Yu With attacks on journalists making the news today it is fitting that We Are The 51 looks at one of the greatest war [...]

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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    Lise Meitner I used to be in the car every Tuesday driving between Perth and Glasgow at the time that Radio 4’s Great Lives was on air. One of those programmes has [...]

Adventurers

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

Suffragists

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    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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    Eleanor Rathbone is a perfect example of why we need the We Are The 51 campaign to celebrate the [...]

Politicians

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    Victoria Woodhull was an advocate of free love. Not the 1960’s version of Californian beaches [...]

Humanitarians

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

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

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    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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