Category Archives: Hidden People

Oonagh Gay: inspiring London walks

Originally posted on Islington Faces Blog:
Everyone has a story. Oonagh Gay may have retired in June 2015 from running the Parliament & Constitution Centre, which she set up at the House of Commons Library 15 years ago, but she’s…

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Third Thursdays

  Pioneers, Poets & Pacifists in Bloomsbury – Thursday 19th May 11:00 am On this stroll though Bloomsbury squares we meet ten of the lesser known women who played a significant role in science, medicine, politics, the arts. They include the distinguished scientist … Continue reading

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On tomorrow’s stroll though Bloomsbury

On tomorrow’s stroll though Bloomsbury squares we meet ten of the lesser known women who played a significant role in science, medicine, politics, the arts. They include the distinguished scientist imprisoned as a conscientious objector, the first woman to gain … Continue reading

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The ‘New Woman’

Meet the independent women of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Long before the Boris bike (though that should really be the Ken bike) the Rover safety bicycle offered new freedom to women as well as healthy outdoor exercise. Fashion adapted to … Continue reading

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Mark Aston: Islington Museum & Local History Centre Manager

Originally posted on Islington Faces Blog:
Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. Any idea what you do if you want to find out more about your Islington roots – either your family or the places you know in the borough? Or…

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