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Bourdillon, Thomas Duncan (1924–1956), mountaineer and physicist, was born at 24 Norland Square, North Kensington, London, on 16 March 1924, the elder son of Robert Benedict Bourdillon (1889–1971), scientist, and his wife, Harriet Ada Barnes. He was educated at Gresham's School, Holt, and ...

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Thomas Duncan Bourdillon (1924–1956) by Alfred Gregory, 1953 The Royal Geographical Society, London

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Tyndall, John (1820–1893), physicist and mountaineer, was born on 2 August 1820 at Leighlinbridge, co. Carlow, Ireland, the son of John Tyndall (1792–1847), shoemaker, constable, and Orangeman, and his wife, Sarah Macassey (d. 1867), daughter of a farmer from Ballinabranna whose maternal ancestors were Quakers....

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John Tyndall (1820–1893) by George Richmond, 1864 Royal Institution, London / Bridgeman Art Library