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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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Caine, Sir Sydney (1902–1991), colonial official and university administrator, was born on 27 June 1902 at 58 Gresham Road, Hendon, London, the son of Harry Edward Caine, railway clerk, and his wife, Jane Harker, née Buckley. He was educated at Harrow county school...

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Eliot, Sir Charles Norton Edgcumbe (1862–1931), diplomatist and university administrator, was born at Sibford Gower, Oxfordshire, on 8 January 1862, the eldest son of Edward Eliot (1827–1898), curate of Sibford Gower, who in 1863 became vicar of Norton Bavant, Wiltshire, and his wife, ...

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Nicol, Davidson Sylvester Hector Willoughby (1924–1994), university administrator and diplomatist, was born on 14 September 1924, the son of Jonathan Josibiah Nicol, civil servant, in Bathurst Village, outside Freetown, Sierra Leone. He spent part of his boyhood in Nigeria (where he is said to have learnt five Nigerian languages), then returned to ...

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Charlotte Maria Toynbee (1841–1931) by Anna Massey Lea Merritt, 1908 private collection

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Toynbee [née Atwood], Charlotte Maria (1841–1931), college administrator and local government official, was born on 30 March 1841 in Muswell Hill, Middlesex, the only daughter of William Atwood and his wife, Charlotte Maria, née Hodgskins, of Odiham. She had one brother. Her father was a linguist and clerk in the ...

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Way, Sir Richard George Kitchener [Sam] (1914–1998), civil servant and university administrator, was born on 15 September 1914 at 21 Margaret Street, St Marylebone, London, the son of Frederick Way, apartment housekeeper, and his wife, Clara, née Willetts. He was educated at the ...

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Willink, Sir Henry Urmston, first baronet (1894–1973), politician and academic administrator, was born in Liverpool on 7 March 1894, the elder son of William Edward Willink (1856–1924), architect, and his wife, Florence Macan (d. 1933), daughter of Colonel Henry Brabazon Urmston. He was a king's scholar at ...