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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 [...]

Interview with Kathryn Sargent

June 13, 2020 // 0 Comments

From a very young age, I wondered – ‘what is it about a suit?’ For me, it is the mystery of it. Of how it can completely transform a person. I wanted to know how to create that magic.’ Master tailor, Kathryn Sargent was the first woman [...]

Interview with Dame Jil Matheson

April 26, 2020 // 0 Comments

In 2011, over 200 years since its inception, Statistician Dame Jil Matheson became the first woman to have ever run the decennial population census. Jil joined the Office for Population and Surveys in 1975 and was appointed as Deputy Director in the [...]

We love Brighton and Brighton loves us

April 26, 2020 // 0 Comments

In the first three weeks of opening, we had over 5,000 visitors to the Brighton First Women show and over 2000 people crossed the Museum and Art Gallery’s threshold on March 8 for International Women’s day. A glorious and inspiring array of [...]

Interview with Carolynn Sells

August 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

Carolynn was 12 years old when she started riding bikes. Just over two decades later she became the first (and, to date, only) woman to win a solo Motorcycle race on the Internationally acclaimed Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Mountain Course. [...]

First Women UK: Liverpool Opening Highlights

July 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

Photos by John O’Grady and Gareth Jones  Tuesday June 18th 2019: Nearly 200 guests filled Liverpool’s St George’s Hall basement gallery, for our Merseyside launch evening. The 100 portraits, newly installed, gazed down on a very special [...]