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Alexander, Sir Kenneth John Wilson [Ken] (1922–2001), economist, university administrator, and public servant, was born on 14 March 1922 at 12 Kilmaurs Terrace, Edinburgh, the only son of William Wilson Alexander (1888–1930), lawyer, and his wife, Mary Logan Grahame, née Wilson (1888–1975), tailoress. He won a scholarship to ...

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Holmes, Edmond Gore Alexander (1850–1936), inspector of schools, was born at Moycashel, co. Westmeath, Ireland, on 17 July 1850, the fourth son of Robert Holmes (1803–1870) and his wife, Jane, daughter of William Henn, a master in chancery, of Dublin. He had four brothers, including ...

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James, Eric John Francis, Baron James of Rusholme (1909–1992), headmaster and university administrator, was born on 13 April 1909 near Derby, the younger son of Francis William (Frank) James (1865–1945), of Parkstone, Dorset, commercial traveller for wholesale chemists, and his wife, Lilian (Lily) Taylor (...

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Eric John Francis James, Baron James of Rusholme (1909–1992) by Elliott & Fry, 1953 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Perry, Walter Laing Macdonald, Baron Perry of Walton (1921–2003), pharmacologist and university administrator, was born on 16 June 1921 at 5 Nelson Terrace, Dundee, the son of Fletcher Smith Perry (1888–1960), an officer (later head) of the customs and excise in Scotland, and his wife, ...

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Raper, Robert William (1842–1915), college teacher and founder of university careers service, was born at Llanwenarth, Monmouthshire, on 9 March 1842, the second son of Lieutenant-Colonel Timothy Raper (1790?–1862), of the 19th foot regiment, and his wife, Christian Mary (d. 1858), daughter of ...

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Sir Gareth Gwyn Roberts (1940–2007) by unknown photographer, 1997 CVCP (now Universities UK)

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Roberts, Sir Gareth Gwyn (1940–2007), physicist and university administrator, was born on 16 May 1940 at Craig Beuno Nursing Home, Bangor, Caernarvonshire, the son of Edwin Roberts (d. 1974), a wages clerk in the local granite quarry, and his wife, Meri, née...

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Williams, Sir Edgar Trevor [Bill] (1912–1995), intelligence officer and historian, was born on 20 November 1912 at 30 Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent, the second of three children and elder son of the Revd (Joseph) Edgar Williams (1877–1938), minister of Ebenezer Congregational Church, and his wife, ...