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What's new: January 2021

In the latest update, described in the introduction by Sir David Cannadine, we include the biographies of 241 people who died in 2017, and who left their mark on the UK's national life, from Martin McGuinness to Christine Keeler, and from Sir Peter Mansfield to Khadija Saye. You can explore our gallery page here.

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Christine Keeler (1942-2017)

 Christine Keeler was a model and showgirl before she was propelled to fame and notoriety at the centre of the Profumo scandal in 1961.

 

 

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JANUARY 14, 2021

2021 Update of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

The January 2021 update of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB) adds new biographies of 241 men and women who died in the year 2017.

JANUARY 14, 2021

What's New: January 2021

In the latest update, described in the introduction by Sir David Cannadine, we include the biographies of 241 people who died in 2017, and who left their mark on the UK's national life, from Martin McGuinness to Christine Keeler, and from Sir Peter Mansfield to Khadija Saye.

DECEMBER 10, 2020

What's New: December 2020

This month’s update adds thirteen new articles covering DNA researchers, musicologists, and women in politics, diplomacy, authorship, and teaching. Read the summary of new content and review of the 360 lives added in 2020 here.