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FEBRUARY 11, 2021

What's New: February 2021

This month’s update adds ten new articles on lives connected with some of the regions of the British Isles. Read the introduction here.

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.

NOVEMBER 11, 2020

What's New: November 2020

This month’s update includes fifteen new articles on lives connecting the United Kingdom with Australia and New Zealand, the Far East, India, the Indian Ocean, Africa, and North America. Read the summary of new content here.

OCTOBER 8, 2020

What's New: October 2020

This month’s update contains 9 new articles with a special focus on people of Black/African descent who had an impact on the UK.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

What's new: September 2020

This month’s update contains 17 new articles with a special focus on British connections with the Middle East and mainland Europe.

AUGUST 13, 2020

What's new: August 2020

This month’s update contains 17 lives of astronomers, whose work ranged from observations of the transit of Venus in 1761 to the study of galaxies in the 1990s, curated by Paul Murdin.

JULY 9, 2020

What's new: July 2020

This month’s update contains the lives of 14 Early Modern women from Anne Herbert, the sister of Queen Katherine Parr, to publisher Jane Hogarth, and including a portrait painter, travellers, merchants, vowesses, a poet, and a murderer.

JUNE 18, 2020

What's new: June 2020

This month’s update contains 27 new articles, ranging from a grammarian in the early sixteenth-century to a twentieth-century comedy double-act, and with a special focus on the circle of the social thinker William Godwin.

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