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Archdale, Helen Elizabeth [Betty] (1907–2000), feminist, cricketer, and educationist, was born at 59 Oxford Terrace, Bayswater, London, on 21 August 1907, the only daughter of the Scottish feminist and journalist Helen Alexander Archdale, née Russel (1876–1949), and her husband, ...

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Cohen, Stanley [Stan] (1942–2013), sociologist and criminologist, was born on 23 February 1942 in Johannesburg, South Africa, the eldest son of Ray Cohen, a businessman who had arrived from Lithuania in the wave of immigration in the 1920s and 1930s, and his wife, ...

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Gitta Sereny (1921–2012) by Don Honeyman, 1996 © Don Honeyman / The Times / NI Syndication

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Sereny, Gitta (1921–2012), author, was born Gitta Serényi on 13 March 1921 in Vienna, the only daughter and younger child of Gyula (or Ferdinand) Serényi (d. 1923), a Hungarian landowner, and his wife, Margit, née Herzfeld (1890–1993), an actress. In 1926 her mother became engaged to ...

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Walker, David Maxwell (1920–2014), legal scholar, was born on 9 April 1920 at Woodbank, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, the son of James Mitchell Walker, then a bank clerk, later a bank manager with the Union Bank of Scotland, and his wife, Mary Paton Colquhoun, née...

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Young, William Stewart [Jock] (1942–2013), criminologist, was born on 4 March 1942 in Vogrie, near Gorebridge in rural Midlothian, some fifteen miles outside Edinburgh, the younger son of Walter Young, a brewer's yard foreman and lorry driver, and his wife, Margaret. The family moved to ...