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MAY 9, 2019

What's new: May 2019

The latest update adds 29 new articles focusing on the lives of early modern women.

MAY 3, 2019

Eight facts about past poet laureates

Discover the rich history of Britain's poet laureates ahead of the announcement of the next laureate this May.

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.

FEBRUARY 14, 2019

What's New: February 2019

The latest update adds the lives of 10 of the urban planners responsible for the redevelopment of Britain’s cities after 1945, and is curated by Professor Otto Saumarez Smith.

FEBRUARY 8, 2019

LGBT History Month 2019

Celebrate LGBT History Month with the ODNB.

JANUARY 10, 2019

2019 Update of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

 Meet the 226 men and women who died in the year 2015.

JANUARY 10, 2019

What's new: January 2019

In the latest update, described in the introduction by Sir David Cannadine, we include the biographies of 226 people who  died in 2015, and who left their mark on British national life.

DECEMBER 13, 2018

What's new: December 2018

In the latest update, Sir David Cannadine reviews highlights of the 460 lives added in 2018, including 14 new biographies published in December. 

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