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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 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 [...]

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 [...]