Nicola Spence, Scientist

Professor Nicola Spence Nicola was born into a British forces family, her father being a Royal Airforce Officer. This meant she moved homes and schools every 2-3 years and this was the reason she went to The Mount School, York for her secondary education. Her time at The Mount started a lifelong love of, and […]

Canon Linda Ali, York Minster

Linda Ali, born in Trinidad and Tobago, travelled to Britain in 1961 to study Beauty Therapy and Electrolysis. As a result of sustained discrimination, she decided to follow a different career path in Trade Marks management working in the City of London for over 30 years. After a personal tragedy, Linda embraced education as her […]

Kit Rob, Botanist

Catherine, Muriel ‘Kit’ Rob (1906 – 1975) was an authority on botany and President of the Yorkshire Naturalists Union. I am delighted to be able to tell Kit’s biography because I knew her as a friend of my family. Catherine Muriel Rob was her full name, but I always knew her as ‘Kit’. She was […]