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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.

MAY 14, 2020

What's new: May 2020

This month’s update records the lives of 16 Victorian women who achieved significance in the worlds of art, education, authorship, prison government, and nursing.

APRIL 9, 2020

What's new: April 2020

This month’s update contains 13 articles, recording women’s lives in a variety of spheres – from accountancy and education to domestic service and musical comedy – in the transformative period of suffrage and after. Read the introduction by Lyndsey Jenkins and the summary of new content here.

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.

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