Women Tagged 'Activist'

Faulkner, Margaret née Dove – Social Activist

Posted on November 14th, 2012 · Posted in Further Footsteps

Born Margaret Dove, in London, daughter of a banker, she had had poor health since the 1919 ‘flu epidemic. At the City of London School for Girls she became Head Girl and went on to take Honours English at Westfield… read more

Frankland, Grace née Toynbee – Chemist, Activist

Posted on November 14th, 2012 · Posted in Further Footsteps

Grace Coleridge Toynbee was the wife of Percy Faraday Frankland, professor of chemistry at Dundee University, who worked in the city from 1888 -1894. With her husband she co-authored Micro-Organisms in Water (1894) and Pasteur (1898), and under her sole… read more

Irwin, Margaret – Trade Union and Suffrage Activist

Posted on November 14th, 2012 · Posted in Further Footsteps

Born at sea, the only daughter of James, a ship’s captain, Margaret was brought up in Broughty Ferry, gaining a degree in languages at St Andrews University. She went on to study at Queen Margaret College Glasgow & Glasgow College… read more

Weatherstone, Maureen Margaret – Librarian and Activist

Posted on November 14th, 2012 · Posted in Further Footsteps

Though proud to have been born in N. Ireland, Maureen spent most of her early life in Edinburgh, attending Edinburgh Ladies College and then Dollar Academy. She came from a military background, with many relatives in the armed forces, and… read more