Sally Alexander was born in 1943 and worked as an actress from the age of 17, going on to have a daughter Abigail with actor John Thaw, with whom she split at the age of 25. She was heavily involved in the Women’s Liberation Movement and the Night Cleaners Campaign. Sally was a founding editor of the History Workshop Journal, established in 1976. She is currently Emeritus Professor of Modern History at Goldsmiths University of London.
Sally completed a History Diploma at Ruskin, before completing a degree at UCL. In the late 1960’s a group of students including Sally founded the History Workshop Movement at Ruskin. She also helped organise the first national Women’s Liberation Movement conference at Ruskin in 1970.