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Jones, Bernard Mouat (1882–1953), chemist and university administrator, was born in Streatham on 27 November 1882, the fourth son of Alexander Mouat Jones, wine merchant, and his wife, Martha Eleanor Brinjes. He was educated at Queen's College, Streatham (1890–95), and at Dulwich College...

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Linnett, John Wilfrid [Jack] (1913–1975), chemist and university administrator, was born on 3 August 1913 at 4 Earlsdon Avenue North, Coventry, the only child of Alfred Thirlby Linnett, works accountant in the Rover car company, and his wife, Ethel Mary, typist, daughter of ...

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Liveing, George Downing (1827–1924), chemist, was born on 21 December 1827 at Nayland, Suffolk, the eldest son of Edward Liveing, surgeon, and his wife, Catherine, the only daughter of George Downing, of Lincoln's Inn, barrister. He entered St John's College, Cambridge, in 1847, and graduated as eleventh wrangler in the 1850 mathematical tripos. The following year he read for the natural sciences tripos, the first year of its establishment, during which he studied line spectra under ...

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George Downing Liveing (1827–1924) by Olive Edis, 1923 private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Raikes, Humphrey Rivaz (1891–1955), chemist and university administrator, was born on 14 July 1891 at Ide Hill, Kent, the third son of Canon Walter Allan Raikes, vicar of Goudhurst, and his wife, Catherine Amelia, daughter of William Cotton Oswell (1818–1893), an explorer and elephant hunter in ...

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Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe (1833–1915) by Horatio Nelson King © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Roscoe, Sir Henry Enfield (1833–1915), chemist and university administrator, was born on 7 January 1833 in London at 10 Powis Place, off Great Ormond Street, the first of two children of Henry Roscoe (1800–1836), legal writer and biographer, and Maria Fletcher (1798–1885), daughter of ...