Abolitionist and Campaigner Thomas Clarkson

by Alex Sutherland “We cannot suppose therefore that God has made an order of beings, with such mental qualities and powers, for the sole purpose of being used as beasts, or instruments of labour.” Thomas Clarkson, 1786 Thomas Clarkson was a leading campaigner for the abolition of slavery in the United Kingdom and across the world. …

Josephine Butler: The Forgotten Feminist

by Adam Millar Born in 1828, Josephine Butler (neé Grey) was a social reformer and a women’s activist during the Victorian period, best known for leading the campaign for the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts, as well as campaigning for higher education for women.[1] From a young age Josephine was influenced by her father…