They also include:

  • The first and only woman in the UK to win a Nobel prize for science
  • Generations of distinguished novelists
  • The first woman to be an ordained minister
  • Three of the twentieth century’s leading philosophers
  • The first doctor to enter Belsen concentration camp at the end of the Second World War
  • The first Ghanaian man to be President of the Oxford Union
  • Winners of innumerable prizes for academic distinctions

and the list goes on. Scroll through the images below to access individual stories.