The family of a woman killed in the July 7 bombings has launched an anti-extremism campaign for schools to fulfil her vision of a “safer, more inclusive society”.

Miriam Hyman, of Holyoake Walk, Hampstead Garden Suburb, died in the Tavistock Square bus explosion at the age of 32.

Just minutes before, the picture researcher had phoned her father after she was evacuated from King’s Cross tube station.

Her family set up The Miriam Hyman Memorial Trust in her honour, which has launched the new programme to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the bombings.

'Miriam’s Vision: A Response to the 2005 London Bombings' features online lesson plans and resources for teachers to tackle extremism, and was set up with the UCL Institute of Education and Copthall School in Mill Hill, which Miriam attended.

Esther Hyman, Miriam’s sister, said: “We want to make as big an impact as we can in building Miriam’s vision of a safer, more inclusive society. Our motivation is so nobody else has to go through what we have been through.”

The 46-year-old added: “In her lifetime, Mim sowed seeds of caring and generosity, and she left us the job of nurturing those seeds. She was very universalistic in her outlook, she knew how to make everyone feel welcome, appreciate and loved. Her warmth was infectious.

“Even if we were to help one person, we would feel we had achieved something. But if we can we reach a wider audience, even better.

“We want to have a positive impact on the world.”

The family has been working on the programme for seven years, which launched on Wednesday, July 1.

Esther, who now lives in Oxford, said: “We are getting a fantastic response, people seem able to relate to what we are doing. Our message is very positive, it is about providing young people with an alternative narrative to that of hatred and division.

“It is about prevention, rather than a cure, and fostering a positive mindset, so no one using the programme would consider going down the path of radicalisation. Because they will have developed empathy and tolerance.”

The programme can be visited at

A cycle ride will take place this Sunday between Oxford and Tavistock Square to coincide with the tenth anniversary of Miriam’s death.

To sign up to the cycle or sponsor a rider, click here.