Historically speaking, every country has its own long list of activists who have brought forth the required political or social change in the society thus altering the panorama of country completely. Our society may seem to be running quite satisfactorily today but had it not been for the protests of the activists, things would have been quite different. Like every other country, Britain too suffered from political and social loopholes that created much unrest and turbulence in the country. But British activists took it upon themselves not just to exterminate the society from the political and social evils but to uplift mankind as a whole. Right from abolitionists who worked against slave trade to human rights activists who served for the humanitarian causes, feminists who uplifted the status of women in society to environmentalists who educated the society as to how to protect the environment, reformers who were instrumental in the establishment of social reforms to health activists who educated the people about healthy living, British activists fought against the social and political order of things to make the country a better place to live in. Browse through this section to get details about the life and works of British activists.
Ghislaine MaxwellGhislaine Maxwell
25 December 1961
Socialite
Jameela JamilJameela Jamil
25 February 1986
Actress

Joanna LumleyJoanna Lumley
01 May 1946
Actress

Amal AlamuddinAmal Clooney
03 February 1978
Lawyer, Activist

Anna FrielAnna Friel
12 July 1976
Actress

Jane GoodallJane Goodall
03 April 1934
Primatologist
Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig
03 May 1958
Comedian, Writer

Thomas PaineThomas Paine
29 January 1737
Founding Father of the United States

Heather MillsHeather Mills
12 January 1968
Media Personality
Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft
27 April 1759
Writer

Bianca JaggerBianca Jagger
02 May 1945
Actress
Carrie SymondsCarrie Symonds
1988 AD
Boris Johnson'Partner

Sophie ThompsonSophie Thompson
20 January 1962
Actress

Sean PertweeSean Pertwee
04 June 1964
Actor

Annie BesantAnnie Besant
01 October 1847
Member of the London School Board

Emmeline PankhurstEmmeline Pankhurst
04 July 1858
Leader of the British Suffragette Movement
Emily DavisonEmily Davison
11 October 1872
Activist

Ricky TomlinsonRicky Tomlinson
26 September 1939
Actor

Anjem ChoudaryAnjem Choudary
18 January 1967
Political Activist

Anita RoddickAnita Roddick
23 October 1942
 
Marie StopesMarie Stopes
15 October 1880
Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists

samuel gompersSamuel Gompers
27 January 1850
Labor leader, Cigar Maker
Thomas ClarksonThomas Clarkson
28 March 1760
Abolitionist

Ingrid NewkirkIngrid Newkirk
11 June 1949
President of People for the Ethical Treatment of

Caryl ChurchillCaryl Churchill
03 September 1938
Dramatist, Women's Rights Activist
Millicent FawcettMillicent Fawcett
11 June 1847
Suffragist

Granville SharpGranville Sharp
10 November 1735
Abolitionist
Sheherazade GoldsmithSheherazade Goldsmith
14 March 1974
Environmentalist, Socialite

Sally BercowSally Bercow
22 November 1969
John Bercow's Wife

Caroline Jones ChisholmCaroline Chisholm
30 May 1808
Immigrant Welfare Activist
Josephine ButlerJosephine Butler
13 April 1828
Social Worker

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Jane McGrathJane McGrath
04 May 1966
England-born Australian cancer support campaigner
Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808
Author

James ParkinsonJames Parkinson
11 April 1755
Surgeon

Tindyebwa Agaba WiseTindyebwa Agaba Wise
 
Emma Thompson's Son

Randal CremerRandal Cremer
18 March 1828
British Pacifist & Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Kim SearsKim Sears
10 December 1987
Artist
Gaia WiseGaia Wise
04 December 1999
Emma Thompson's Daughter

Anna JamesonAnna Jameson
19 May 1794
Writer, Women Rights Activist

Feargus OConnorFeargus OConnor
18 July 1794
Chartist Leader

Dick StrawbridgeDick Strawbridge
03 September 1959
Television Presenter
Jodie WhittakerJodie Whittaker
17 June 1982
Actress

Riz AhmedRiz Ahmed
01 December 1982
Actor

Julie ChristieJulie Christie
14 April 1940
Film actress

Nazanin BoniadiNazanin Boniadi
22 May 1980
Actress

Maxine PeakeMaxine Peake
14 July 1974
Actress
Piers CorbynPiers Corbyn
10 March 1947
Meteorologist

Phil HarrisPhil Harris
15 September 1942
Businessman
Pamela HarrimanPamela Harriman
20 March 1920
Political activist

David OakesDavid Oakes
14 October 1983
Actor

Maajid NawazMaajid Nawaz
02 November 1977
Activist
Alastair CampbellAlastair Campbell
25 May 1957
Journalist

Pixie GeldofPixie Geldof
17 September 1990
Model
Robin CavendishRobin Cavendish
12 March 1930
Advocate

Lola KirkeLola Kirke
27 September 1990
Film actress

Kate NashKate Nash
06 July 1987
Singer-songwriter

Sarah SolemaniSarah Solemani
04 September 1986
Actress

Liam FoxLiam Fox
22 September 1961
Politician
Michael HeseltineMichael Heseltine
21 March 1933
Politician

Andy BurnhamAndy Burnham
07 January 1970
Politician

James LovelockJames Lovelock
26 July 1919
Biologist, Chemist, University teacher,

David LammyDavid Lammy
19 July 1972
Politician
George MonbiotGeorge Monbiot
27 January 1963
Journalist, University teacher, Activist, Writer

David Mayer de RothschildDavid Mayer de Rothschild
25 August 1978
 
Ben GoldsmithBen Goldsmith
28 October 1980
Environmentalist

Mary WhitehouseMary Whitehouse
13 June 1910
Social Activist

Emily ThornberryEmily Thornberry
27 July 1960
Politician
Tariq AliTariq Ali
21 October 1943
Historian

Roy JenkinsRoy Jenkins
11 November 1920
Politician
Wat TylerWat Tyler
04 January 1341
Activists

Sylvia PankhurstSylvia Pankhurst
05 May 1882
Political Activist

David BellamyDavid Bellamy
18 January 1933
Botanist
Maud GonneMaud Gonne
21 December 1866
Actress

Hayley OkinesHayley Okines
03 December 1997
Activist
Adwoa AboahAdwoa Aboah
18 May 1992
Model

E. P. ThompsonE. P. Thompson
03 February 1924
Historian

Ross McWhirterRoss McWhirter
12 August 1925
Writer, Presenter, Journalist

Mary DyerMary Dyer
30 November 1611
Protestant
Beatrice WebbBeatrice Webb
22 January 1858
Sociologist
Kenneth E. BouldingKenneth E. Boulding
18 January 1910
Economist, University teacher, Philosopher,

Moses MontefioreMoses Montefiore
24 October 1784
Financier

MirabehnMirabehn
22 November 1892
Political Activist

Norris McWhirterNorris McWhirter
12 August 1925
Writer
Ethel SmythEthel Smyth
22 April 1858
Composer

Alan DuncanAlan Duncan
31 March 1957
Politician

Heather BrookeHeather Brooke
27 March 1970
Journalist

Michael CulverMichael Culver
16 June 1938
Actor, Film actor

Emily HobhouseEmily Hobhouse
09 April 1860
British Social Worker
Gerrard WinstanleyGerrard Winstanley
19 October 1609
Religious Reformer

Henry SidgwickHenry Sidgwick
31 May 1838
Philosopher
Compton MackenzieCompton Mackenzie
17 January 1883
Writer

Peter BenensonPeter Benenson
31 July 1921
Lawyer
Charles BradlaughCharles Bradlaugh
26 September 1833
Activist
OuidaOuida
01 January 1839
Novelist