Tanni Grey-Thompson

(1969-) – cross-bench peer; advocate of equal rights for disabled people; and outstanding athlete winning medals at Paralympic Games, World Championships and […]

Margaret Thatcher

(1925-2013) – setting aside her career as a chemist and lawyer, and irrespective of views on her politics, Mrs T was the […]

Emmeline Pankhurst

(1858-1917) With her daughters and colleagues a leading suffragette who founded women’s social and political union (WSPU) with the motto of “Deeds […]

Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-97) Speaking in favour of a Wollstonecraft memorial in Stoke Newington, classics professor Mary beard said: “Every woman who wants […]

Tessa Jowell

– (1947-2018) influential 2012 Olympics champion, local London politician and government minister.

Millicent Garret Fawcett

– (1847-1929) a British Intellectual, political leader, activist and a writer. As indicated by her statue in Parliament square she remains a […]

Betty Boothroyd

(1929-) – first female Speaker of the House of Commons from 1992 to 2000; councillor in Hammersmith; MP (for West Bromwich); Chancellor […]