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Baxter [née fforde], Kathleen Mary Carver [Kay] (1904–1994), careers adviser and playwright, was born in Bulandshahar, India, on 16 September 1904, the eldest daughter of Arthur Brownlow fforde, an Indian Civil Service judge, and his wife, Mary Alice Branson. Arthur Frederic Brownlow fforde...

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Birley, Sir Robert (1903–1982), headmaster and educational administrator, was born on 14 July 1903 at Midnapore, India, the only son and elder child of Leonard Birley CSI CIE (1875–1951) of the Indian Civil Service (Bengal), and his first wife, Grace Dalgleish...

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Sir Robert Birley (1903–1982) by Jane Bown The Provost and Fellows of Eton College

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Blair, Sir Robert (1859–1935), educational administrator, was born in Wigtown in south-west Scotland on 8 March 1859, the eldest of the ten children of William Blair and his wife, Mary, née Hood. His father, a Presbyterian, appears to have had a variety of jobs but was principally a cobbler by trade. ...

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Brockington, Sir William Allport (1871–1959), educational administrator, was born at 62 Constitution Hill, Birmingham, on 18 June 1871, the son of Thomas Alfred Brockington (d. in or before 1898), a gold beater, and his wife, Fanny Allport. Educated at King Edward VI Grammar School, Birmingham...

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Clough, Blanche Athena (1861–1960), college head and educational administrator, was born at Combe Hurst in Surrey on 5 August 1861, the fourth child and second daughter of Arthur Hugh Clough (1819–1861), poet and civil servant, and his wife, Blanche Mary Shore (b...

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Blanche Athena Clough (1861–1960) by Sir William Nicholson, 1924 Newnham College, Cambridge / photographer Michael Manni Photographic

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Cowan, Minna Galbraith (1878–1951), social worker and educational administrator, was born at Belmont, Paisley, on 1 May 1878 into an eminent Edinburgh legal family. Her parents were Hugh Cowan (1833–1898), sheriff-substitute for Renfrewshire and legal author, and his wife, Williamina Galbraith (1838–1920) of ...

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Diggle, Joseph Robert (1849–1917), educational administrator, was born at Canal Bank, Pendleton, Lancashire, on 12 May 1849, the youngest son of William Diggle, a warehouseman, and his wife, Nancy Ann, daughter of John Chadderton. His elder brother, John William Diggle (1847–1920), became bishop of ...

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Joseph Robert Diggle (1849–1917) by W. & D. Downey, pubd 1892 © National Portrait Gallery, London