What's new: July 2019

July 11, 2019

The July 2019 update adds 10 new articles, containing 11 biographies, accompanied by 2 portrait likenesses.  The particular focus is on the first generation of women in the architectural profession in Britain.

From July 2019, the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB) offers biographies of 63,331 men and women who have shaped the British past, contained in 61,062 articles.  11,697 biographies include a portrait image of the subject – researched in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Read the full editorial introduction to this month’s update.

New and updated subjects - July 2019

Adburgham [former name Abram], Jocelyn Frere (1900-1979), architect and town planner

Aiton [married name Tollenaar], Norah (1903–1988), architect

Albery, Jessica Mary (1908–1990), architect and town planner

Barclay (née Martin), Irene Turberville (1894-1989), chartered surveyor

Benjamin, (Rose) Elisabeth (1908-1999), architect and designer

Cooke [married name Harrison], (Edith) Gillian (1898–1974), architect

Leverkus, Gertrude Wilhelmine Margaret (1898–1989), architect

Robertson [née Lewis], Doris Adeney, Lady Robertson, (1899–1981), architect, interior designer, and writer

Scott [married name Pierce], Betty (1904–1983), architect

White [married name Waddington], (Margaret) Justin Blanco (1911–2001), architect

The Oxford DNB is updated regularly throughout the year, giving you access to the most up-to-date and accurate information available. Nearly all public libraries in England, Scotland, and Wales—and all in Northern Ireland—subscribe to the Oxford DNB. This means you can access tens of thousands of biographies, free, via your local library—anywhere, anytime. Full access to all biographies is also available by individual subscription.

Discover a full list of entries added this year.