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Letter from Sir David Cannadine

What's New: April 2019

The April 2019 update adds 13 articles, containing 13 biographies, accompanied by 2 portrait likenesses. The particular focus is on regional authors and thriller writers, and women in pharmacy.

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Elsie Seville Hooper (1879-1969)

Elsie Seville Hooper

A London University science graduate, Elsie Seville Hooper qualified as a pharmaceutical chemist, was secretary to the Association of Women Pharmacists, lectured in pharmacy, and apprenticed female students in the two pharmacies which she owned.




APRIL 11, 2019

What's new: April 2019

The latest update adds the lives of 13 biographies, with a focus on regional authors and thriller writers, and women in pharmacy.

MARCH 23, 2019

Four important women who championed peace

Meet four women from history who supported peace in the latest ODNB blog post.

MARCH 14, 2019

What's New: March 2019?

The latest update adds the lives of 16 women in fields ranging from music, art, and theatre management  to typography and accountancy, and with a focus on women historians, introduced by Professor Rosemary Mitchell and Dr Laura Carter.