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FEBRUARY 13, 2020

What's new: February 2020

This month’s update adds 20 lives of outstanding figures from the nursing profession in the twentieth century, curated by Teresa Doherty of the Royal College Of Nursing. Read her introduction and the summary of new content here.

JANUARY 9, 2020

What's new: January 2020

In the latest update, described in the introduction by Sir David Cannadine, we include the biographies of 228 people who died in 2016, and who left their mark on British national life.

JANUARY 9, 2020

2020 Update of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

 Meet the 226 men and women who died in the year 2016.

DECEMBER 12, 2019

What's new: December 2019

This month, thirteen lives ranging from the thirteenth to the early twenty-first centuries, with a review of the past year’s updates by the dictionary’s General Editor, Sir David Cannadine, have been added to the ODNB.

NOVEMBER 22, 2019

George Eliot's 200th birthday

In celebration of George Eliot's 200th birthday, discover eight facts you may not have known about the author formerly known as Marian Evans.

NOVEMBER 14, 2019

What's new: November 2019

Over twenty lives of nineteenth-and-twentieth-century opera singers and recitalists, curated by Dr Andrew Lamb and Christopher Webber, have been added this month.

OCTOBER 17, 2019

Early black British history and the Oxford DNB

Dr Anders Ingram examines the coverage of black British history on the Oxford DNB.

OCTOBER 10, 2019

What's new: October 2019

Discover over twenty lives from Black British history, curated by Dr Miranda Kaufmann and Dr Anders Ingram.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

What's new: September 2019

This month’s update adds 35 new articles with a focus on themes from the Victorian age.

AUGUST 8, 2019

What's new: August 2019

This month’s update adds 36 new lives, with a focus on women’s citizenship and social action in the early twentieth century.

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