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What’s New, April 2024

In the latest update, we include the biographies of 276 people who died in 2020 and left their mark on UK national life, including Vera Lynn, Sean Connery, and John Le Carré.

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Maughan, Margaret Gardner (1928–2020)

Paralysed from the waist down, Margaret Maughan was the first British paralympic gold medallist, winning gold medals in four different sports: archery, swimming, pairs dartchery, and lawn bowls.

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APRIL 9, 2024

2024 Update of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

The April 2024 of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB) adds new biographies of 276 men and women who died in the year 2020.

APRIL 9, 2024

What’s New: April 2024

Welcome to the 109th update of the Oxford DNB, which adds biographies of 276 individuals who died in the year 2020: 264 with their own entries and twelve added to existing entries as 'co-subjects'.

MARCH 14, 2024

What's New: March 2024

This month’s update, introduced by Melanie Bell, adds the lives of fifteen women involved in filmmaking, including documentary directors and screenwriters, a costume designer, foley sound artist, composer, and animator.

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