Southwark

Explore inspirational people with connections to Southwark

Peter Tatchell (b.1952)

Human Rights Activist
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Tatchell was arrested for attempting to carry out a citizen’s arrest…

James Lovelock (b.1919)

Scientist & Environmentalist
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During World War Two, when Lovelock was researching how to…

Dame Vivienne Westwood (b.1941)

Fashion Designer & Political Activist
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Before being a fashion designer Westwood was a…

Rio Ferdinand (b.1978)

Footballer
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Ferdinand won a scholarship to attend the Central School of Ballet when he was…

Roots Manuva (b.1972)

Musician
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Roots Manuva’s real name is Rodney Hylton Smith. …

Adele (b.1988)

Singer-songwriter
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Adele is affected by stage fright and often worries that she is going to…

Malorie Blackman (b.1962)

Writer
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Blackman originally worked in computer science before becoming an author. …

David Bowie (1947–2016)

Musician
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At seventeen, Bowie, whose real name is David Jones, was interviewed on the BBC as…

Johnson Beharry (b.1979)

Soldier
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Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry was the first living British recipient of the Victoria…