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March of the Women - Emily Davison's legacy in classical music
Before the 1970s, one of the few women to play in the London Symphony Orchestra was the oboist Evelyn Rothwell, who joined in the 1930s and found herself regarded as an outsider by her male colleagues. She was not admitted to full membership of the orchestra. Here she is pictured with her husband, the conductor Sir John Barbirolli. Photo by Erich Auerbach/Getty Images.