Marie and Pierre Curie.

In 1902 Marie Curie isolated radium, detaining its atomic weight. This discovery would lead to Marie and Pierre being awarded the Nobel prize for Physics in 1903, she was the first women to receive this award. You can learn more about this scientific duo and their life together...

Jane Austen

“The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love, I require so much!”- Jane Austen (Sense and Sensibility) Despite writing about love and marriage, Jane Austen, herself, was never married. Learn more about...

Holocaust Memorial Day post.

The Second World War saw many atrocities take place, none more so that the mass murder of the Jewish people by the Nazi Party. In honour of Holocaust Memorial Day this post will look at the lives of six women who resisted the Nazi regime....

Caroline Herschel

Caroline Herschel, was the first women to receive a salary as a scientist, and was an accomplished astronomer who reviewed numerous awards, and yet she was often overshadowed by her brother. This post hopes in a small way to change that, by focusing on Carolines’s achievements. ...

Catharine Beecher

Catharine was a prominent teacher and writer in 19th century America. Who actively promoted equal access to education for women and championed their importance in the roles as mothers and teachers, arguing that women were uniquely suited to the moral and intellectual development of children. Read more about her...

Gwen John.

Gwen John, was a talented artist, who many believe is responsible for the link between spinsters and cats. Although never married Gwen had relationships with both men and women. Read on to learn more about her art, life, loves, and cats. ...

Amelia Boynton Robinson

Amelia Boynton Robinson, was a civil rights pioneer, who championed the right to vote for America’s black population. As a result of her activism she was badly beaten whilst leading a civil rights march on what has become known as Bloody Sunday. Read more about this remarkable women and...

Rosa Parks.

The name Rosa Parks in synonymous with the civil rights movement in America. Rosas’s refusal to give up her bus seat for a white passenger saw her arrested and led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Read more about her life and the full extent of her role in the...

Women of the WRAF 1918-1920

During the First World War, members of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) and the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) worked at air stations that belonged to both the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). When the decision was made to combine both the...

Edith Cavell

Edith Cavell was a British nurse who joined an underground movement which helped allied soldiers to escape occupied Belgium. When her part in the operation was discovered Edith was executed by German firing squad on the 12th of October 1915. Her execution caused shockwaves around the world. Read on...