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Research Competition

Women’s history has often been overlooked, and because of this it’s sometimes easy to forget how much women have achieved. Historically, stories about oppressed and marginalised people have not been studied, re-told and remembered. At the David Livingstone Birthplace, we want to research these stories, so that we can present history with more balance.

Have a go at doing some research of your own. Pick a woman from history and research her life, for a chance of having your research published on our website.

Competition Instructions

Choose a famous woman from history that you are interested in and research them further! You can look online or find books in your local library. Check out Wikipedia or Britannica Kids to start off with.

Use these questions to inspire your research or fill out a fact file. We have provided a Fact File Template (PDF) to download, but you can also design your own. Check out these example fact files of Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai and medical professional and suffragette Marion Gilchrist.

Here are some questions to think about:

  • What is her name?
  • What is she known for?
  • What was her childhood like?
  • Did she have access to education?
  • How was her life different because of her gender? What difficulties did she have to overcome in her life?
  • What inspired her to achieve the things she did?

Send finished research projects learning@dltrust.uk submit here. We will publish the best entries on our museum's blog for everyone to see and learn from.

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National Lottery Heritage Fund
Scottish Government
Historic Environment Scotland