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
Amal AlamuddinAmal Clooney
03 February 1978
Lawyer, Activist

Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig
03 May 1958
Comedian, Writer

Jane GoodallJane Goodall
03 April 1934
Anthropologist

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

Anna FrielAnna Friel
12 July 1976
Actress
Joanna LumleyJoanna Lumley
01 May 1946
Actress

Heather MillsHeather Mills
12 January 1968
Media Personality

Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft
27 April 1759
Writer

Bianca JaggerBianca Jagger
02 May 1945
Actress
Emmeline PankhurstEmmeline Pankhurst
04 July 1858
Leader of the British Suffragette Movement

Annie BesantAnnie Besant
01 October 1847
Member of the London School Board
Sean PertweeSean Pertwee
04 June 1964
Actor

Sophie ThompsonSophie Thompson
20 January 1962
Actress

Anjem ChoudaryAnjem Choudary
18 January 1967
Political Activist
Emily DavisonEmily Davison
11 October 1872
Activist

Sally BercowSally Bercow
22 November 1969
John Bercow's Wife
Ricky TomlinsonRicky Tomlinson
26 September 1939
Actor

Anita RoddickAnita Roddick
23 October 1942
 

Sheherazade GoldsmithSheherazade Goldsmith
14 March 1974
Environmentalist, Socialite
Millicent FawcettMillicent Fawcett
11 June 1847
Suffragist

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

Caryl ChurchillCaryl Churchill
03 September 1938
Dramatist, Women's Rights Activist

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

Thomas ClarksonThomas Clarkson
28 March 1760
Abolitionist
Josephine ButlerJosephine Butler
13 April 1828
Social Worker
Granville SharpGranville Sharp
10 November 1735
Abolitionist

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808
Author

James ParkinsonJames Parkinson
11 April 1755
Surgeon

Tindyebwa Agaba WiseTindyebwa Agaba Wise
 
Emma Thompson's Son
Caroline Jones ChisholmCaroline Chisholm
30 May 1808
Immigrant Welfare Activist

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

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
Artist

Feargus OConnorFeargus OConnor
18 July 1794
Chartist Leader
Carrie SymondsCarrie Symonds
1988 AD
Boris Johnson'Partner

Jameela JamilJameela Jamil
25 February 1986
Actress

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

Riz AhmedRiz Ahmed
01 December 1982
Actor
Nazanin BoniadiNazanin Boniadi
22 May 1980
Actress

Kate NashKate Nash
06 July 1987
Singer-songwriter

Amber RuddAmber Rudd
01 August 1963
Politician

Emily ThornberryEmily Thornberry
27 July 1960
Politician

Michael HeseltineMichael Heseltine
21 March 1933
Politician
Anna SoubryAnna Soubry
07 December 1956
Politician

Alastair CampbellAlastair Campbell
25 May 1957
Journalist

Maxine PeakeMaxine Peake
14 July 1974
Actress

Piers CorbynPiers Corbyn
10 March 1947
Meteorologist
Phil HarrisPhil Harris
15 September 1942
Businessman

Alan DuncanAlan Duncan
31 March 1957
Politician
Lola KirkeLola Kirke
27 September 1990
Film actress

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

David LammyDavid Lammy
19 July 1972
Politician
Maajid NawazMaajid Nawaz
02 November 1977
Activist

Robin CavendishRobin Cavendish
12 March 1930
Advocate
Liam FoxLiam Fox
22 September 1961
Politician

Mo MowlamMo Mowlam
18 September 1949
Politician

Sarah SolemaniSarah Solemani
04 September 1986
Actress
Patrick MoorePatrick Moore
1947 AD
lobbyist

James LovelockJames Lovelock
26 July 1919
Biologist, Chemist, University teacher,
Andy BurnhamAndy Burnham
07 January 1970
Politician

Ben GoldsmithBen Goldsmith
28 October 1980
Environmentalist

David Mayer de RothschildDavid Mayer de Rothschild
25 August 1978
 

Anna LeonowensAnna Leonowens
05 November 1834
Writer
David BellamyDavid Bellamy
18 January 1933
Botanist
Mary WhitehouseMary Whitehouse
13 June 1910
Social Activist

Roy JenkinsRoy Jenkins
11 November 1920
Politician

Wat TylerWat Tyler
04 January 1341
Activists

Tariq AliTariq Ali
21 October 1943
Historian
David OakesDavid Oakes
14 October 1983
Actor

Adwoa AboahAdwoa Aboah
18 May 1992
Model

Ross McWhirterRoss McWhirter
12 August 1925
Writer, Presenter, Journalist

Maud GonneMaud Gonne
21 December 1866
Actress

Mary DyerMary Dyer
1611 AD
Religious martyrdom
Hayley OkinesHayley Okines
03 December 1997
Activist

Heather BrookeHeather Brooke
27 March 1970
Journalist
Sylvia PankhurstSylvia Pankhurst
05 May 1882
Political Activist

MirabehnMirabehn
22 November 1892
Political Activist

Norris McWhirterNorris McWhirter
12 August 1925
Journalist, Publisher
Kenneth E. BouldingKenneth E. Boulding
18 January 1910
Economist, University teacher, Philosopher,

Henry SidgwickHenry Sidgwick
31 May 1838
Philosopher
Ethel SmythEthel Smyth
22 April 1858
Composer

Emily HobhouseEmily Hobhouse
09 April 1860
British Social Worker

Gerrard WinstanleyGerrard Winstanley
19 October 1609
Religious Reformer

Saffron AldridgeSaffron Aldridge
1968 AD
model
Compton MackenzieCompton Mackenzie
17 January 1883
Writer

Michael CulverMichael Culver
16 June 1938
Actor, Film actor
OuidaOuida
01 January 1839
Novelist

Emily DaviesEmily Davies
22 April 1830
Activist
SwampySwampy
1973 AD
envirimentalist

Stuart HallStuart Hall
03 February 1932
sociologist, university teacher, literary critic
Dame Christabel Harriette PankhurstDame Christabel Harriette Pankhurst
22 September 1880
Militant