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C. W. Sutton

revised by Frank Foden

Booth, James (1806–1878), mathematician and educationist, was born on 25 August 1806, the first of the three children of John and Ellen Booth of Lavagh, co. Leitrim. The Booths owned a small property and belonged to the Church of Ireland community of Annaduff parish...

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Bowden, (Bertram) Vivian, Baron Bowden (1910–1989), scientist and educationist, was born on 18 January 1910 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, the elder child and only son of Bertram Caleb Bowden, primary school headmaster in Chesterfield, and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of John Thomas Moulton...

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(Bertram) Vivian Bowden, Baron Bowden (1910–1989) by Walter Bird, 1965 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Branford, Benchara Bertrand Patrick [Ben] (1867–1944), mathematician and educationist, was born on 1 June 1867 at 15 West Street, Oundle, Northamptonshire, the fourth of five surviving children of William Catton Branford (1837–1891), veterinary surgeon, and his common-law wife, Ann Kitchen (1826–1871). His elder brother was the sociologist ...

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Margaret Bryan (fl. 1795–1816) by William Nutter, pubd 1797 (after Samuel Shelley, 1797) [with her daughters] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bryan, Margaret (fl. 1795–1816), educator and writer on natural philosophy, was a noted early example of a woman teaching natural science to other women. Little is known about her life; such information as is available comes from her own writings. She was married to a ...

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Carson, George Edward St Lawrence (1873–1934), mathematician and educationist, was born on 24 January 1873 at 322 Upper Parliament Street, West Derby, Liverpool, the youngest of three sons of Thomas Carson (1839/40–1890), surgeon, and his wife, Mary, née Mardon (1840–1920). His father was born and trained in ...

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Cockcroft, Sir Wilfred Halliday [Bill] (1923–1999), mathematician, educationist and university administrator, was born on 7 June 1923, at Holden House Nursing Home, Oakworth, near Keighley, Yorkshire, the only child of Wilfred Cockcroft (1879–1959), plumber, and his wife, Bessie, formerly Gaunt, née Halliday (1889–1962)...

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Cook, Sir James Wilfred (1900–1975), organic chemist and educationist, was born in South Kensington, London, on 10 December 1900, the younger son (there was also a daughter) of Charles William Cook, coachman, of Hitchin, and his wife, Frances, daughter of Aaron Wall of ...

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Sir John William Dawson (1820–1899) by unknown engraver, pubd 1886 (after Notman & Sandham) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Dawson, Sir John William (1820–1899), geologist and educationist, was born on 13 October 1820 in Pictou, Nova Scotia, the elder of the two sons of James Dawson (1789–1858?), then a merchant and later a bookseller, and Mary Rankine of Stirlingshire. Mary, whose parents had died when she was young, was raised by relatives in ...

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Dyer, Henry (1848–1918), engineer and educationist, was born on 16 August 1848 at Muirmaden in the parish of Bothwell, Lanarkshire, the son of John Dyer, a foundry labourer born in co. Cork, and Margaret Morton. Dyer attended evening classes at Anderson's University (later Anderson's College), Glasgow...

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Gloag, James (bap. 1795, d. 1870), teacher of mathematics and educationist, was baptized on 5 October 1795 at Gretna, Dumfriesshire, the second of six children of Andrew Gloag (b. 1761), a cotton hand-loom weaver at Rigg in that parish, and his wife, ...

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Godfrey, Charles (1873–1924), mathematician and educationist, was born on 4 October 1873 at 47 Camp Hill, Aston, Warwickshire, the son of Godfrey Henry Godfrey (1839–1931), mercantile clerk, and his wife, Kathleen (1851–1937), daughter of Robert De Castley. At the age of eight he went to ...

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Hope, Thomas Charles (1766–1844), chemist and educationist, was born on 21 July 1766 in Edinburgh, the third of four sons and a daughter of John Hope (1725–1786), professor of botany at the University of Edinburgh, and his wife, Juliana, daughter of a Dr Stevenson...

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Leonard Horner (1785–1864) by unknown artist Heriot-Watt University Archive

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Horner, Leonard (1785–1864), factory inspector, geologist, and educationist, was born on 17 January 1785 at St George's Square, Edinburgh, the third and youngest son of John Horner (d. 1829), a wealthy whig linen merchant, and his wife, Joanna, née Baillie. In his youth his circle of acquaintances included ...

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David Traill

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Irvine, Sir James Colquhoun (1877–1952), chemist and educationist, was born in Glasgow on 9 May 1877, the younger son of John Irvine, who came of yeoman farmer stock but was himself a manufacturer of light iron castings, and his wife, Mary Paton Colquhoun...

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Sir James Colquhoun Irvine (1877–1952) by Elliott & Fry, 1910s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jackson, Willis, Baron Jackson of Burnley (1904–1970), electrical engineer and educationist, was born in Burnley, Lancashire, on 29 October 1904, the only son of Herbert Jackson, parks superintendent, and his wife, Annie Hiley. He was educated at Burnley grammar school. His association with electrical engineering began as an undergraduate at the ...