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Flowers, Brian Hilton, Baron Flowers (1924–2010), theoretical physicist, public servant, and university administrator, was born on 13 September 1924 at 321 Revidge Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, the only son and eldest of three children of the Revd Harold Joseph Flowers (1894–1971), Baptist minister, and his wife, ...

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Houghton, Sir William Frederick (1909–1971), educational administrator, was born on 30 November 1909 at 27 Rutland Street, Oldham, Lancashire, son of Arthur Houghton, travelling salesman for a vinegar manufacturer, and his wife, Annie, née Cocker. It is not recorded where he attended school. In 1928 he matriculated at ...

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Wilson, Sir Daniel (1816–1892), anthropologist and university administrator, was born on 3 January 1816 in Edinburgh, the third of the eleven children of Archibald Wilson (1784–1843), a wine merchant, and his wife, Janet Aitken (1786–1864). George Wilson (1818–1859) was a younger brother. After education at an elementary school and at a private academy, ...