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First Women:Live! – Goes Live!

October 13, 2020 // 0 Comments

On September 22nd at 6.30pm we took the plunge. Myself and Deborah (my editorial director and ‘write’-hand woman) had been talking about how to keep the energy of the 100 First Women Portraits exhibition moving in the face of Covid-19 [...]

First Women Interview with Angela Rippon

October 13, 2020 // 0 Comments

Television journalist, news reader and presenter, in 1975 Angela Rippon became the first woman to regularly read the national news on the BBC – preceded by two decades of male presenters. At the age of 31, Angela officially fronted the Nine [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]