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  • Across London more than 900 blue plaques celebrate extraordinary people from the

  • past and the buildings they lived in but from Mozart to Marx, Dickens to Darwin

  • most blue plaques are dedicated to men

  • When the London blue plaque scheme was

  • founded over a hundred and fifty years ago men dominated public life and women

  • were far less visible. Women in England couldn't vote, they couldn't take a

  • university degree and they were barred from many professions

  • although the London blue plaque scheme has come a long way since then there has

  • been a historic blindness to the roles women have played in our society

  • English Heritage is changing this. Since taking over the scheme we've more than doubled

  • the total number of blue plaques dedicated to women. Among them we've

  • honored Ada Lovelace, the pioneer of computing; Rosalind Franklin the

  • scientist who helped discover DNA and Nancy Astor the first woman to sit in

  • Parliament.

  • We've unveiled plaques to over 80 remarkable women but to

  • recognise more women we need your help. The London blue plaque scheme relies on

  • nominations from the public so who do you think we should celebrate?

  • Has she made a great and lasting impact on society? Did she die more than 20 years ago?

  • Does the London building in which she

  • lived or work still stand? If so we want to hear from you.

  • Together we can redress

  • the balance and celebrate many more inspiring women on the streets of London

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Plaques For Women

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    Summer posted on 2020/06/08
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