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Famous Londoners - Mary Seacole...

Immortalised in a statue in the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital on South Bank last year, Mary Seacole is the first named black woman to have a memorial statue made in her image in London. 551 more words


Women in Medicine - guest post

This post originally appeared on the Inspired by My Mom website, which you can visit here. Many thanks for allowing us to cross post it on Sheroes of History. 1,131 more words

20th Century

Baby boomer meets digital natives

On Friday I spent a morning in Leeds with 100 trainees from the 2015 and 2016 intakes of the NHS Graduate Scheme. They had arranged a conference about digital media #NHSGetSocial. 870 more words


BHM - London Statues Tour

Watch me visit statues and memorials named after some of the most honorable people in Black British History. Traveling by foot and tube, I do a tour around Central London to find and learn more about the contribution of the past and visit Ms Dynamite’s award plaque.


Passive Voice, Active Prejudice: Mary Seacole in Children’s Literature and Media

This week, Britain’s ITV showed a programme on Mary Seacole entitled “In the Shadow of Mary Seacole.” In some ways, the programme could have been titled, “Mary Seacole in the Shadow of British Racism.” Many people who initially celebrated the fact that ITV was telling the story of the woman labeled “The Greatest Black Briton” in 2004 were dismayed to find that the programme was put on the schedule at 10:40 pm. 1,069 more words

Children's Literature

ITV Programme on Black Victorian Heroine Mary Seacole

ITV tonight are broadcasting a documentary about Mary Seacole, one of the Victorian heroines you don’t hear about. The blurb in the Radio Times for the documentary runs… 189 more words