Posted by Maureen Tue, March 01, 2011 15:30:25
Posted by Maureen Tue, March 01, 2011 15:29:27
the first woman member of faculty at Manchester University, Stopes was a noted palaeobotanist, campaigner for women's rights and pioneer in the field of family planning, whose career was high profile and controversial.
Heroine or villian, she cannot be ignored!
Posted by Maureen Tue, March 01, 2011 15:26:48
Posted by Maureen Tue, March 01, 2011 15:25:39
British radio producer and broadcaster.
In 1934 she began her career with the BBC as Children's Hour organiser with the responsibility of producing five hour-long programmes every week. These included at least two full-length live plays a week. After the war she became the third presenter of ‘Woman's Hour’, a programme with which she was associated for over twenty years, producing the programme between 1949 and 1953. Meanwhile, she began to develop a career as a presenter in the new television medium. In the mid-1960s her Manchester home became a refuge (as a charitable trust) for single mothers and later, in the late 1970s, for Vietnamese boat people
Posted by Maureen Tue, March 01, 2011 15:24:31
Posted by Maureen Tue, March 01, 2011 15:23:04
was a Bolton born educational psychologist and psychoanalyst.
Educated at Manchester and Cambridge Universities, she published pioneer studies on the intellectual and social development of children and promoted the nursery school movement. For Isaacs developing a child’s independence, which is best achieved through play, was the best way for children to learn and the role of adults and early educators was to guide children's play. She was awarded a CBE in 1948.
Posted by Maureen Tue, March 01, 2011 15:20:44
Posted by Maureen Tue, March 01, 2011 15:19:26
is a leading expert on Egyptian mummies. As Director of the Centre for Biomedical and Forensic Egyptology at the University of Manchester she has directed the Manchester Egyptian Mummy Research Project since 1973. This project has pioneered the 'Manchester Method' - the use of medical and scientific techniques to investigate ancient Egyptian mummies to detect evidence of disease and information about everyday life in ancient Egypt.
She was the first woman professor in Egyptology in Britain, and the first to receive an OBE in recognition of her services in Egyptology