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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 [...]

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 [...]