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Aaronson, Lazarus (1895–1966), poet and educationist, was born at 34 Great Pearl Street, Spitalfields, London, on 18 February 1895, the son of Louis Aaronson, master bootmaker, and his wife, Sarah, née Kowalski. His parents were impoverished Jewish immigrants from Vilna in the Pale...

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Adams, Carol (1948–2007), educationist, was born on 28 July 1948 at Hackney Hospital, London, the daughter of (James) Gordon Adams, wine merchant, and his wife, Daisy Ellen, née Matthews. At the time of her birth registration her parents lived at 103 Glyn Road, Hackney...

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Adams, Sir John (1857–1934), educationist, was born at Glasgow on 2 July 1857, the third son of Charles Adams, a master blacksmith in the Trongate, Glasgow, and his wife, Barbara McCallum. After attending St David's School he became a pupil teacher at Old Wynd School (later Oatlands School)...

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Adams, Mary Jane Bridges- [née Mary Jane Daltry] (1854–1939), socialist and educationist, was born on 19 October 1854 at Maesycwmer, Bedwas, Monmouthshire, south Wales, the daughter of William Daltry, an engine fitter, and his wife, Margaret Jones. She was born into a family of civil engineers, and her father later held an appointment at the ...

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Adamson, Sir John Ernest (1867–1950), educationist, was born at Westgate Common, Wakefield, Yorkshire, on 11 January 1867, the son of Tom Adamson, engine fitter, and his wife, Eliza Stokoe. He attended St Michael's elementary school, Wakefield, and went on to St Mark's College, Chelsea...

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Aggrey, James Emman Kwegyir (1875–1927), pastor and educationist, was born at Anomabu, Gold Coast, on 18 October 1875, the son of Kodwo Kwegyir Aggrey, a gold assayer and official at the court of the Fanti chiefdom of Anomabu, and his wife, Abena Andua...

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Ainslie, Charlotte Edith (1863–1960), headmistress and educationist, was born at Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, on 15 February 1863, the second daughter of William Ainslie, a pharmaceutical chemist, and his wife, Mary Ann Wood. She attended the Merchant Company's endowed George Watson's Ladies' College, Edinburgh...

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Akbar [née Hasib], Shireen Nishat (1944–1997), educationist, was born on 30 July 1944 in Calcutta, India, the daughter of F. A. Hasib and Selina Hasib, who also had two sons. Among her forebears was Begum Rokeya Hossain (1880–1932), an early worker for women's emancipation in ...

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Shireen Nishat Akbar (1944–1997) by unknown photographer [third from left, in the Nehru Gallery of Indian Art, Victoria and Albert Museum] V&A Images, The Victoria and Albert Museum

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Alexander, William Picken, Baron Alexander of Potterhill (1905–1993), educationist, was born on 13 December 1905 at 27 Caledonia Street, Paisley, the younger son of Thomas Alexander, then manager of a firewood factory, later director of a sports goods manufacturer, and his wife, Joan, ...