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First Women Interview with Dany Cotton

March 3, 2021 // 0 Comments

Now retired, Dany Cotton was a firefighter for over 30 years and who, from 2017-2019 served as the first woman commissioner of the London Fire Brigade. She was also the first woman to receive the Queen’s Fire Service Medal – given in [...]

Interview with Dame Clare Marx

August 31, 2020 // 0 Comments

Work experience with the ‘surgeon who lived round the corner’ led to falling in love with surgery and Dame Clare Marx grew up to become the First Woman President of the British Orthopaedic Association and the First Woman President of The Royal [...]

Interview with Charlotte Budd

July 31, 2020 // 0 Comments

First run in 1877, The Grand National is one of the most well-known horse races in the world. In 1977, a 21-year-old named Charlotte Budd became the first woman in 100 years to ride in the Grand National, on her beloved horse, Barony Fort. Charlotte [...]

First Women – First Zoom!

July 31, 2020 // 0 Comments

On July 8th, 2020 I had the exciting – and nerve-wracking – opportunity to explore what technology was capable of in this extraordinary time of lockdown. After the crushing news that the 100 First Women Portraits Exhibition had to close [...]

The Exhibition Speaks!

June 13, 2020 // 0 Comments

The 100 First Women Portraits Brighton host team create a fantastic online audioguide to accompany the show. More than once, I have been asked to create an audioguide to accompany the 100 First Women Portraits exhibition. A fantastic idea: it would [...]