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Honouring Legendary Women

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Julian of Norwich

Julian of Norwich – Middle Age Anchoress

Her writings are the earliest surviving work by an English woman. The Julian Study Centre is named after her.

Olivia Colman

Olivia Colman – Norwich-born Actress

Appeared on: The Crown, Broadchurch and a radio documentary concerning the plight of women in Afghanistan

Awards: BAFTAs for Best Supporting Actress, Best Female Comedy Performance and Best Leading Actress

Nicola Adams OBE

Nicola Adams OBE – Leeds born former professional boxer

Known for: First female boxer to retain an Olympic title after securing Olympic gold medal in 2016 Medals: WBO female flyweight title (2019)

Awards: Glamour Award for W Channel Sportswoman

International Stage

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai – Pakistani female education activist

Awards: 2014 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Glamour Award for The Girls’ Hero, Mother Teresa Awards, United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey – American media mogul

Known for: The Oprah Winfrey Show Appeared on: The Butler, Precious, The Color Purple, Charlotte’s Web Awards: Golden Globe, International Emmy Founders Award, TCA Lifetime Achievement Award


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