8 Statues of Courageous Women in History

This Women’s History Month, we’re talking about the representation and commemoration of women throughout history. Just 2.7% of statues in the UK are of historical, non-royal women – and a number of campaigns are looking to change that. A crowdsourcing project is underway to install a statue of Emmeline Pankhurst in her home town of Manchester. Campaign group Mary on the Green are fundraising to have a statue of ‘the mother of feminism’ Mary Wollstonecraft installed on Newington Green, London.Read more

5 Stellar Women of Space Science

To mark International Women’s Day 2017, we’ve collaborated with The Royal Society to celebrate and record the stories of groundbreaking women of science. While many great men of science have memorials and statues in their honour, the achievement of women has been less widely told. Here are 5 out-of-this-world women who made cosmic waves in the world of astronomy:   Caroline Herschel Caroline Herschel was the first woman to discover a comet, the first woman to be awarded a prize byRead more

Women Celebrated by Registered Parks and Gardens

Carrie Cowan is an archaeologist in the Designation Department. She took a diploma in Garden History at Birkbeck University and is especially interested in researching and designating gardens on English Heritage’s Register of Parks and Gardens, now on the National Heritage List for England.  The women celebrated by Registered Parks and Gardens project gave me a chance to tell the story of gardens through women as opposed to the usual male-dominated names of garden history – designers such as Humphry ReptonRead more