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Photo gallery: Inspiring people

People from the College's history

Alice Bloomfield

During her career Alice Bloomfield presented papers at the Royal Society of Medicine covering a broad range of subjects including abdominal surgery on the uterus and the aftereffects of the prolonged administration of oestrogen.

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Frances Ivens

Before her heroic efforts treating wounded allied soldiers during World War I, Frances Ivens (1870-1944) campaigned for various social causes including sex education for women.

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Frances Mabel Huxley

Frances Mabel Huxley’s (1884-1969) views on birth control were progressive and championed for the benefits of family planning, maternal and child welfare for people of all social classes.

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Hilda Lloyd

In 1949, Dame Hilda Lloyd became the first female president of the RCOG and of any medical royal college.

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June Scudamore

Dr June Scudamore (1925-2008) was a consultant gynaecologists who was widely recognised for her research work aimed at reducing maternal mortality.

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Louisa Martindale

Louisa Martindale (1873-1966) was a pioneering surgeon, an ardent suffragist and one of the most influential figures in Brighton in the early 20th century. 

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Louise McIlroy

Dame Louise McIlroy (1874-1968) was a founder Fellow of the British College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and was the first woman to serve on its Council.

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Margaret Ida Balfour

Margaret Ida Balfour (1865-1945) was an early Fellow of the RCOG whose efforts helped shape maternity care for women in India over a century ago.

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Morris Myer Datnow

Morris Myder Datnow (1901-1962) was a founder member of the College and a close colleague and friend of RCOG co-founder Professor William Blair Bell. 

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Ruth Nicholson

Dr Ruth Nicholson (1884-1963) was one of the foremost medical women in the north of England during the early 20th century.

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William Blair Bell

William Blair Bell (1871-1936) co-founded the College in 1929.

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William Fletcher Shaw

Sir William Fletcher Shaw (1878-1961) co-founded the College in 1929 and was the RCOG’s first President.

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