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.
Amal AlamuddinAmal Clooney
03 February 1978
Lawyer, Activist
Jane GoodallJane Goodall
03 April 1934

13 June 1974

Joanna LumleyJoanna Lumley
01 May 1946

Heather MillsHeather Mills
12 January 1968
Media Personality

Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig
03 May 1958
Comedian, Writer
Thomas PaineThomas Paine
29 January 1737
Founding Father of the United States

Bianca JaggerBianca Jagger
02 May 1945

Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft
27 April 1759

Emmeline PankhurstEmmeline Pankhurst
04 July 1858
Leader of the British Suffragette Movement
Sean PertweeSean Pertwee
04 June 1964

Annie BesantAnnie Besant
01 October 1847
Member of the London School Board
Emily DavisonEmily Davison
11 October 1872

Sally BercowSally Bercow
22 November 1969
John Bercow's Wife

Anita RoddickAnita Roddick
23 October 1942
Millicent FawcettMillicent Fawcett
11 June 1847

Marie StopesMarie Stopes
15 October 1880
Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists
samuel gompersSamuel Gompers
27 January 1850
Labor leader, Cigar Maker

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
Caroline Jones ChisholmCaroline Chisholm
30 May 1808
Immigrant Welfare Activist

Thomas ClarksonThomas Clarkson
28 March 1760
Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808

Jane McGrathJane McGrath
04 May 1966
England-born Australian cancer support campaigner

Sheherazade GoldsmithSheherazade Goldsmith
14 March 1974
Environmentalist, Socialite

Josephine ButlerJosephine Butler
13 April 1828
Social Worker
James ParkinsonJames Parkinson
11 April 1755
Granville SharpGranville Sharp
10 November 1735

Tindyebwa Agaba WiseTindyebwa Agaba Wise
Emma Thompson's Son

Randal CremerRandal Cremer
18 March 1828
British Pacifist & Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Gaia WiseGaia Wise
04 December 1999
Emma Thompson's Daughter
Anna JamesonAnna Jameson
19 May 1794
Writer, Women Rights Activist

Kim SearsKim Sears
10 December 1987

Feargus OConnorFeargus OConnor
18 July 1794
Chartist Leader

George MonbiotGeorge Monbiot
27 January 1963
Journalist, University teacher, Activist, Writer

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Jim CorbettJim Corbett
25 July 1875
Writer, Hunter, Naturalist
Patrick MoorePatrick Moore
1947 AD

Wat TylerWat Tyler
04 January 1341
David Mayer de RothschildDavid Mayer de Rothschild
25 August 1978

Ben GoldsmithBen Goldsmith
28 October 1980

James LovelockJames Lovelock
26 July 1919
Biologist, Chemist, University teacher,
Mary DyerMary Dyer
1611 AD
Religious martyrdom

Ross McWhirterRoss McWhirter
12 August 1925
Writer, Presenter, Journalist
Hayley OkinesHayley Okines
03 December 1997

Norris McWhirterNorris McWhirter
12 August 1925
Journalist, Publisher

Kenneth E. BouldingKenneth E. Boulding
18 January 1910
Economist, University teacher, Philosopher,

Saffron AldridgeSaffron Aldridge
1968 AD

Michael CulverMichael Culver
16 June 1938
Actor, Film actor
1973 AD

Stuart HallStuart Hall
03 February 1932
sociologist, university teacher, literary critic

Gerald Malcolm DurrellGerald Malcolm Durrell
07 January 1925