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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 [...]

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 [...]

Brighton – A Fabulous First Month

April 26, 2020 // 0 Comments

Deep in the Royal Pavilion Gardens, amongst the exotic, architectural creations of George the Fourth, the 100 Firsts are now happily housed in Brighton’s Museum and Art gallery. This is a beautiful, early nineteenth century space, positioned above [...]

Interview with Jocelyn Burton

April 8, 2020 // 0 Comments

Interview Originally published Sep 14, 2018 Renowned British silver and goldsmith, Jocelyn Burton was the first woman to be made a freeman of the worshipful company of Goldsmiths an organisation that has had a men-only membership since it’s [...]

Interview with Megan Swann

March 7, 2020 // 0 Comments

At the age of 22, Magician, Megan Swann became the first (and youngest) female officer appointed by The Magic Circle, the UK’s internationally-renowned magical society. Her appointment came over 100 years after The Magic Circle was established in [...]

2019 Round Up in Pictures

January 23, 2020 // 0 Comments

‘2019’ was an amazing full on year for the 100 First Women Portraits exhibition! Over 104,000 people have seen the 100 portraits which, so far, have traveled from the West to the East and back again – via the Midlands. Following a [...]

Interview with Janice Long

June 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

In 1983, Janice Long became the first woman to present the seminal British TV music show, Top of The Pops. Her arrival marked the end of a 19-year run of the show’s male presenters in a male-dominated industry. She was the only female presenter of [...]