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From Protests to Pictures

Kilburn was one of the hotbed spots for the Suffragettes movement. It was here that Violet Doudney a key suffragette trained as a teacher and organised protests rallies.  The National Lottery Funded “Brent Women of Renown” project shared Violet’s story, Amy Johnson Aviation and Engineer achievements and Dame Stephanie Shirley’s inspirational life to students in Brent […]

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Zohaib Nazir

Amy Johnson, the pioneering aviator, gripped the control stick as her beloved de Havilland Gipsy Moth fought against the relentless fury of the sandstorm. Her goggles were coated with a fine layer of grit, her once clear view now obscured by the swirling chaos outside. The wind buffeted the tiny aircraft, threatening to cast it […]

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Salwa Ali

Muttering profanities under her breath, Amy clutched the yoke of her biplane and charged it towards a billow of snowy white clouds. Jason, her trusted companion in this tedious and strenuous journey, shuddered as it travelled through the pearly haze that threatened to conceal the view beneath. Amy had set off for this perilous flight […]

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Kingsbury High Creative Writers Flying High

The Brent Women of Renown Project are in partnership with Kingsbury High School and the team were out during summer term 2023 delivering school assemblies and workshops to lower school as well as creative writing and oral history to sixth form students. Dr Midge Gillies facilitated the oral history and creative writing workshop with the […]

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Upcoming Events for Brent Women of Renown

Pupils at Maple Walk School doing a Dame Stephanie inspired coding workshop in March 2023 designed by Ms Gaby Hill.  So she was a child on the Kindertransport, arriving a refugee. What happened next. We’ll cover more of Dame Stephanie’s life in the Brent Women of Renown film, to be screened on 6th November 2023.

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Dame Stephanie gave a talk “My Family in Exile”

The Brent Women of Renown project is a heritage lottery funded project awarded to Cricklewood Town Team being delivered throughout 2023, sharing the achievements and struggles of three pioneering women through school workshops and adult engagement forums . Dame Stephanie Shirley, CH is one of the  three pioneer women recognised as a pioneer computer engineer […]

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Press Release for Cricklewood Town Team website

The Cricklewood Town Team (CTT), a group of volunteers representing the local community
who work to improve the area for residents and business, has been awarded a National Lottery
Heritage Fund grant of £78,000 to celebrate the life and achievements of three Brent Women of
Renown who overcame adversity and prejudice to change the world for the better.