modernist heroines

modernist heroines

north west heroines of the 20th century

Mary Stott

Mary StottPosted by Maureen Tue, March 01, 2011 15:30:25
was a British feminist and journalist, the first - and longest-serving - editor of the Guardian women's page. One of the great campaigning journalists of the 20th century, in her 15-year tenure from 1957 to 1972 she invented a platform for women's voices and concerns and used it to further such causes.

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Marie Stopes

Marie StopesPosted 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!

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Linder Sterling

Linder SterlingPosted by Maureen Tue, March 01, 2011 15:26:48
studied Art at the Manchester School of Art from 1974-77 and played a vital part in the 1970s punk scene in Manchester, designing graphics for the Buzzcocks, Magazine and Factory Records. She remains a pivotal visual artist, performance artist and musician, whose work has been selected for the Tate Triennial.

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Olive Shapley

Olive ShapleyPosted 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

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Doreen Massey

Doreen MasseyPosted by Maureen Tue, March 01, 2011 15:24:31
a Manchester born contemporary British social scientist and geographer, devoting her life to the subject, speaking passionately about the significance of geography and the 'politics of place' in a globalised world. Her work has had a profound influence on theorising around space and place and has taken the study of geography into new inter-disciplinary directions.

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Susan Sutherland Isaacs

Susan Sutherland IsaacsPosted 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.

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Rachel Haugh

Rachel HaughPosted by Maureen Tue, March 01, 2011 15:20:44
born and brought up in Manchester and studied at Bath University School of Architecture, Rachel is a founding partner and co-director of Ian Simpson Architects, a design-led architectural practice established in 1987 and employing around 50 people in offices in Manchester and London. Landmark buildings include Urbis and Beetham Tower.

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Rosalie David

Rosalie DavidPosted 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

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