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5 Inspirational women who studied in Liverpool


Natalie Horrobin

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate women; their accomplishments, their backgrounds, and simply to praise their womanhood. Liverpool has produced many famous and inspirational people, but many women who study here have gone on to be the leaders in their fields and risen to international renown. Here are just 5 inspiring women who have had an impact on the world. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.

1.) Claire Foy

Famous for her acting parts in big programmes such as The Crown and A Very British Scandal, Foy was born in Stockport but studied Drama and Screen Studies at Liverpool John Moores University. Since then, she has gone on to receive various awards, including a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards.

2.) Carol Ann Duffy

In 2009, the Queen granted Duffy the prestigious role of Poet Laureate. However, before this, she studied Philosophy in 1974 at the University of Liverpool. She is now a professor of contemporary poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University and has gained awards such as the T S Eliot Prize, and the Costa Book Award.

3.) Beth Tweddle

In 2007, Tweddle graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a degree in Sports Science. She also holds a foundation degree from the University of Liverpool. After completing her studies, she went on to win 14 gold, 8 silver, and 6 bronze medals in The Olympic Games, European Championships, and Commonwealth Games for Gymnastics (being the first female gymnast from Great Britain to win a medal at the European Championships).

4.) Caroline Aherne

Famous for her role as Denise in The Royle Family and narrator of Gogglebox, Aherne was loved by many fans and viewers. But before this, she studied drama at Liverpool John Moores University. She went on to win BAFTA awards for her work on The Royle Family and The Mrs. Merton Show. She sadly died of cancer in 2016.

5.) Victoria Derbyshire

Last but not least, Derbyshire is a BBC broadcaster and journalist, including presenting Newsnight and BBC Panorama. She was born in Lancashire before studying English Language and Literature at the University of Liverpool. She promotes breast cancer awareness after her diagnosis in 2015, to which she has fully recovered and continues to thrive in her career.