Adelaide Anderson Dame Adelaide Mary Anderson, DBE (8 April 1863 – 28 August 1936) was a British civil servant and labour activist, particularly interested in child labour and conditions in China.
Agnes de Selincourt Agnes de Selincourt (1872-1917) was a christian missionary in India, responsible for the founding of missions, becoming the first Principal of Lady Muir Memorial College, Allahabad, India and th...
Alice Everett Alice Everett (1865-1949) was a British astronomer and engineer, and also contributed to the fields of optics and early television.
Alice Stewart Dr Alice Mary Stewart (née Naish) (4 October 19063 June 2002) was a physician and epidemiologist specialising in social medicine and the effects of radiation on health.
Alistair Brownlee Alistair Edward Brownlee, MBE (born 23 April 1988) is a British triathlete, and the current Olympic champion in his sport, having won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.
Ann Bishop (biologist) Ann Bishop was a biologist from Girton College at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Royal Society, one of the few female Fellows of the Royal Society. She was born in Manchester but stayed at Cambridge for the vast majority of her professional life.
Ann Marie Di Mambro Ann Marie Di Mambro (born 18 June 1950) is a Scottish playwright and television screenwriter of Italian extraction.
Anna Maxted Anna Maxted is a bestselling author based in North London, England.
Anne Owers Dame Anne Elizabeth Owers, Mrs Cook, DBE was Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons. Owers was the fifth holder of the post, appointed in August 2001, succeeding David Ramsbotham. Her appointment was renewed in June 2006 and in March 2008.
Barbara, Lady Stephen Barbara, Lady Stephen was an English educational writer and Florence Nightingale's cousin.
Bertha Phillpotts Dame Bertha Surtees Phillpotts (1877–1932) was an English scholar in Scandinavian languages, literature, history, archaeology and anthropology.
Bertha Swirles Bertha Swirles, Lady Jeffreys (22 May 1903 – 18 December 1999) was a British physicist who carried out research on quantum theory, particularly in its early days.
Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond Brenda Marjorie Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, DBE, QC, PC, FBA (Hon) (born 31 January 1945) is a British legal academic, barrister, judge, and Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
Bronwyn Hill Bronwyn Hill CBE is a British civil servant, who currently serves as the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Candia McWilliam Candia Frances Juliet McWilliam (born 1 July 1955) is a Scottish author.
Caroline Doggart Caroline Elizabeth Doggart, M.A., MSc (born 1939) is a development economist and author.
Caroline Humphrey Professor Dame Caroline Humphrey, Lady Rees of Ludlow, DBE, FBA (née Waddington, born 1 September 1943) is a British academician and anthropologist.
Charlotte Scott Charlotte Angas Scott D.Sc. (8 June 1858, Lincoln, England – 10 November 1931, Cambridge, England) was a British mathematician who made her career in the United States and was influential ...
Diana Ross (author) Diana Patience Beverly Ross (8 July 1910 – 4 May 2000), relative of Robert Ross, was an English children's author and occasional and longtime resident of Shaw, near Melksham, in Wiltshire.
Dina bint 'Abdu'l-Hamid Sharifa Dina bint 'Abdu'l-Hamid (born 1929) was the first wife of King Hussein of Jordan and is the mother to his oldest child, Princess Alia.
Dora Russell Dora Russell, Countess Russell (née Black; 3 April 1894 – 31 May 1986) was a British author, a feminist and socialist campaigner, and the second wife of the eminent philosopher Bertr...
Dorothy Jewson Dorothy Jewson was a British teacher, trade union organiser, Labour Party politician, and one of her party's first female Members of Parliament.
Dorothy M. Needham Dorothy Mary Moyle Needham FRS (22 September 1896 – 22 December 1987) was an English biochemist known for her work on the biochemistry of muscle.
Dorothy Maud Wrinch Dorothy Maud Wrinch (12 September 1894 – 11 February 1976; married names Nicholson, Glaser) was a mathematician and biochemical theorist best known for her attempt to deduce protein structure us...
Dorothy Thompson (historian) Dorothy Katharine Gane Thompson (née Towers) (30 October 1923 – 29 January 2011) was a social historian, a leading expert on the Chartist movement.
Dorothy Wedderburn Dorothy Enid Cole Wedderburn (née Barnard; 18 September 1925 – 20 September 2012) was Principal of Bedford College, part of the University of London, and, after the merger with Royal Holloway College, another college of the university, was the first principal of the combined institution.
E. Millicent Sowerby Emily Millicent Sowerby (September 7, 1883 – October 23, 1977) was a bibliographer known for her Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson.
Edith Mary Brown Dame Edith Mary Brown, LRCP, LRCS (Ed.), LRFPS (Glas.) (24 March 1864 – 6 December 1956) was the founder of the Christian Medical College Ludhiana, the first medical training facility for woman ...
Eileen Power Eileen Edna LePoer Power (9 January 18898 August 1940) was a British economic historian and medievalist.
Eleanor Duckett Eleanor Shipley Duckett (7 November 1880, Bridgwater, Somerset, England – 23 November 1976) was an English-born philologist and medieval historian who spent most of her career in the United States.
Elizabeth Acland Hood Gass Dame Elizabeth Periam Acland Hood Gass (born 2 March 1940), née Acland-Hood, is Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset.
Elizabeth Gass, Lady Gass Dame Elizabeth Periam Acland Hood Gass (formerly Lady Gass) (born 2 March 1940; maiden name Elizabeth Acland-Hood) is HM Lord Lieutenant of Somerset.
Elizabeth Gloster Dame Elizabeth Gloster, DBE (born 5 June 1949) is a judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.
Elizabeth Jeffreys Professor Elizabeth Jeffreys, MA, BLitt (born 22 July 1941) was Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Exeter Co...
Emily Elizabeth Constance Jones Emily Elizabeth Constance Jones was an English educator and writer on logic and ethics, and Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge, from 1903 until 1916.
Emily Jones (philosopher) Emily Elizabeth Constance Jones (1848–1922) was an English educator and writer on logic and ethics, and Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge, from 1903 until 1916.
Ethel Sargant Ethel Sargant (28 October 1863 – 16 January 1918) was a British botanist.
Eugenie Sellers Strong Eugenie Strong (née Sellers) (1860–1943) was a British art historian, and from 1905-1925 Assistant Director of the British School at Rome.
Ewan Pearson Ewan Pearson is an English electronic music producer/remixer who works under various aliases including Maas, Sulky Pup, Villa America, World of Apples, and Dirtbox.
Florence Harmer Florence Elizabeth Harmer FBA (14 May 1890 – 5 August 1976) was an English historian, specializing in the Anglo-Saxon period.
Florence Margaret Durham Florence Margaret Durham (6 April 1869 – 25 June 1949) was a British geneticist at Cambridge in the early 1900s and an advocate of the theory of Mendelian inheritance, at a time when it was stil...
Irene Manton Irene Manton, FRS (born Irène Manton; 17 April 1904, Kensington – died 13 May 1988) was a British botanist.
Irene Spry Irene Mary Spry, OC (née Biss: Standerton, Transvaal, South Africa, August 28, 1907 - Ottawa, Canada, 1998) was an economic historian and social democrat awarded two honorary doctorates and name...
Jane Joseph Jane Marian Joseph (31 May 1894 – 9 March 1929) was an English composer, arranger and teacher of music.
Jane M. Joseph Jane Marian Joseph (31 May 1894 – 9 March 1929) was an English composer.
Janet Kear Janet Kear OBE (13 January 1933 – 24 November 2004) was an English ornithologist.
Janet Ruth Bacon Janet Ruth Bacon was the daughter of a barrister and was Principal of Royal Holloway College, University of London from 1935-44.
Jeff Hilson Jeff Hilson (born 1966) is a contemporary British poet.
Jennifer Moyle Jennifer Moyle (born April 30, 1921) is a biochemist who worked alongside Peter D. Mitchell and helped discover the chemiosmotic mechanism of ATP synthesis.
Joan Robinson Joan Violet Robinson FBA (31 October 1903 – 5 August 1983) was a post-Keynesian economist who was well known for her work on monetary economics and wide-ranging contributions to economic theory.
Jocasta Innes Jocasta Innes was a British writer, journalist and businesswoman.
Julie Kirkbride Julie Kirkbride (born 5 June 1960) is a British former politician.
Karen Spärck Jones Karen Spärck Jones FBA (26 August 1935 – 4 April 2007) was a British computer scientist.
Kathleen Gough Eleanor Kathleen Gough Aberle (16 August 1925 – 8 September 1990) was a British anthropologist and feminist who was known for her work in South Asia and South-East Asia.
Kathleen Raine Kathleen Jessie Raine CBE (14 June 1908 – 6 July 2003) was a British poet, critic, and scholar writing in particular on William Blake, W. B. Yeats and Thomas Taylor.
Kwa Geok Choo Kwa Geok Choo (21 December 1920 – 2 October 2010) was most widely known as the wife of Singapore's former Minister Mentor and former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, and one of the partners in ...
Lyn Irvine Lyn Lloyd Newman (née Irvine) (3 May 1901 – 19 May 1973) was a journalist and writer.
M. C. Bradbrook Muriel Clara Bradbrook (1909 – 11 June 1993) was a British literary scholar and authority on Shakespeare.
Margaret Meyer Margaret Theodora Meyer (September 1862 – 27 January 1924), also known as Maud Meyer was a British mathematician.
Margaret Mountford Margaret Rose Mountford (born 24 November 1951) is a British lawyer, businesswoman and television personality best known for her role in The Apprentice.
Margrethe II of Denmark Margrethe II (full name: Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid; born 16 April 1940) is the queen regnant of Denmark.
Marilyn Strathern Dame Ann Marilyn Strathern (née Evans; born 6 March 1941) is a British anthropologist, who has worked largely with the natives of Papua New Guinea and dealt with issues in the UK of reproductive...
Marina Vaizey Marina Alandra Vaizey, Lady Vaizey CBE (born 16 January 1938) is an art critic and author based in the United Kingdom.
Mary Arden (judge) Mary Howarth Arden, Baroness Mance, DBE, QC (23 January 1947), styled The Rt Hon.
Mary Berry (conductor) Mary Berry, CBE (in religion Sister Thomas More 29 June 1917 – 1 May 2008) was an Augustinian canoness and noted choral conductor and musicologist.
Mary Winifred Wilkes Richard Phillipson Dunn Pattison (1874 – 8 March 1916) was a British soldier and academic historian specialising in military history.
Matthew Schellhorn Matthew Schellhorn (born 4 February 1977 in Yorkshire) is an English classical pianist.
May Mellanby May Mellanby, née Tweedy (1882 - 5 March 1978) was an English medical researcher, styled Lady Mellanby after her husband, Edward Mellanby, was knighted in 1937.
Midge Gillies Midge Gillies is a British journalist and biographer.
P. G. Lim Tan Sri Lim Phaik Gan, known as P. G. Lim, (1918 – May 7, 2013) was a British-born Malaysian lawyer and diplomat.
Patricia Cumper Patricia Cumper MBE FRSA (born 1954) is a playwright, producer, director, theatre administrator, critic and commentator.
Pauline Perry, Baroness Perry of Southwark Pauline Perry, Baroness Perry of Southwark (born Pauline Welch on 15 October 1931) is an educationalist, a Conservative politician and a member of the British House of Lords.
Penelope Hobhouse Penelope Hobhouse (born 20 November 1929) is a garden writer, designer, lecturer and television presenter.
Phil Hammond (comedian) Dr Philip Hammond (born 1 January 1962) is a general practitioner who has become noted as a comedian and commentator on health issues in the United Kingdom.
Philippa Pearce Ann Philippa Pearce OBE (22 January 1920 – 21 December 2006) was an English author of children's books.
Phyllis Nicolson Phyllis Nicolson (21 September 1917 – 6 October 1968) was a British mathematician most known for her work on the Crank–Nicolson scheme together with John Crank.
Princess Elizabeth of Toro Princess Elizabeth Christobel Edith Bagaaya Akiiki of Toro (born 1936) is the Batebe of the Kingdom of Toro.
Princess Takamado Princess Takamado, née Hisako Tottori, is a member of the Japanese Imperial Family as the widow of Prince Takamado.
Rachel Lomax Janis Rachel Lomax (born 15 July 1945) in Swansea, Wales is a British economist and former government official who served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, sitting on the Monetary Polic...
Raquel Cassidy Raquel Josephine Dominic Cassidy (born 22 January 1968) is an English actress.
Sandi Toksvig Sandra Birgitte Toksvig OBE (born 3 May 1958) is a Danish-British writer, presenter, comedian, actress and producer on British radio and television.
Sarojini Naidu Sarojini Naidu, born as Sarojini Chattopadhyay also known by the sobriquet as The Nightingale of India, was a child prodigy, Indian independence activist and poet.
Sheila Scott Macintyre Sheila Scott Macintyre (née Sheila Scott, April 23, 1910 - March 21, 1960) was a Scottish mathematician best known for her work on the Whittaker constant.
Steph Swainston Stephanie Jane "Steph" Swainston is a British literary fantasy/science fiction author, receiving critical acclaim (from China Miéville among others) for her first novel The Year of Our War (...
Susan Stebbing L. (Lizzie) Susan Stebbing (December 2, 1885 – September 11, 1943) was a British philosopher.
Sybil Sheridan Sybil Sheridan (born 1953) is a writer and British Reform rabbi.
Sylvia Ann Hewlett Sylvia Ann Hewlett (born 1946) is an economist, consultant, lecturer, and expert on gender and workplace issues.
Sylvia Law (planner) Sylvia Law OBE (29 March 1931 – 1 April 2004) was a British town planner who was the first woman to be elected as President of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Sylvia Ostry Sylvia Ostry, (born June 3, 1927) is a Canadian economist and public servant.
Tom Fordyce Tom Fordyce has been a BBC Sport Interactive journalist since 2000.
Valerie Grove Valerie Grove is a British journalist and writer, for many years a feature writer, interviewer and columnist for The Times newspaper.
Veronica van Heyningen Professor Veronica van Heyningen CBE FRS FMedSci (née Daniel, born 12 November 1946) is a British geneticist who specialises in the etiology of anophthalmia.
Vicky Pope Vicky Pope is head of the climate predictions programme at the Hadley Centre.