- Date: 14. 04. 2022
Bank of Scotland new £100 polymer
The new £100 banknote honors Scottish Lesbian medical pioneer, Dr. Flora Murray (1869-1923). Born in Murraythwaite, Dumfries, Scotland, she was educated in both England and Germany, before going on to study to be a doctor at the London School of Medicine for Women. She completed her medical education at Durham University, receiving her MB BSc in 1903, and MD in 1905.
Her involvement in women's suffrage began when she became a participant and activist of Millicent Fawcett's National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. She then continued her work in women's suffrage as a supporter of the Women's Social and Political Union. She took a leadership role and showed her value as an activist by speaking at public gatherings, becoming a member in the 1911 census protest, and using her medical knowledge and skill to treat her fellow suffragettes who experienced injuries during their work as activists. In 1912 she founded the Women's Hospital for Children in London with Dr. Louisa Garrett Anderson.