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Introducing 100 Pioneering Women of Sussex

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To celebrate the 100 First Women Portraits exhibition at Brighton Museum we are launching a blog series called ‘100 Pioneering Women of Sussex’.

Martha Gunn, c1790

It’s a great opportunity to delve deeper into the achievements and stories of women who have a connection to our county. It will be a mix of historical and contemporary women and has been researched and written by many different voices.

It’s not a surprise that there are so many extraordinary women but many of them have never had their story recognised. As social historian Louise Peskitt (who has written many of the upcoming blogs) says, ‘the more I delve and look, the more pioneering women I find to write about.’

From the first women doctors, to record breaking swimmers and cyclists, to witches, to authors, the blog will showcase a huge range of incredible feats and actions, that continue to inspire.

And don’t forget to see the exhibition of portraits of inspiring UK women in Brighton Museum.

100 First Women Portraits by Anita Corbin

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