Elsie Maud Inglis

I just happened to have a £50 note in my hand the other day. It was a Clydesdale Bank issue and because women on bank notes has been in the news in recent times I took particular note and was surprised to find that it is a women – and a redoubtable one at that. Elsie Maud Inglis was born in [...]

Isabella Bird

Isabella Bird, was one of the 19th century’s most remarkable women travellers and the first woman to be elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. In her youth Isabella suffered from poor health and had an operation to remove a tumor from her spine. The operation was only partially [...]
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