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Arnott, Struther (1934–2013), molecular biologist and university principal, was born at 39 Burnhead Road, Larkhall, Lanarkshire, on 25 September 1934, the son of Charles McCann, a farmer, and Christina Struthers Arnott (1900–1965), an honours graduate in chemistry and mathematics who later became a schoolteacher. He was educated at ...

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Blumberg, Baruch Samuel [Barry] (1925–2011), biochemist and college head, was born on 28 July 1925 in Brooklyn, New York, the second of three children of Meyer Blumberg, lawyer, and his wife, Ida, née Simonoff. His grandparents had emigrated from Europe to the USA...

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Baruch Samuel Blumberg (1925–2011) by Paul Brason, 1993 © Paul Brason; The Master and Fellows of Balliol College, Oxford

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Burkill, (John) Charles (1900–1993), mathematician and college head, was born on 1 February 1900 at Holt, Norfolk, the only child of Hugh Roberson (Rob) Burkill (1867–1950), a schoolmaster, and his wife, Bertha, née Bourne (1866–1937). His father's family had farmed for generations in the ...

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Cook, Sir Alan Hugh (1922–2004), physicist and college head, was born on 2 December 1922 at 5 Garnett Villas, Felsted, Essex, the eldest of the six children of Reginald Thomas Cook (d. 1954), a customs and excise officer, and his wife, Ethel, ...

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Jones, Sir Brynmor (1903–1989), chemist and university administrator, was born at 4 Roberts Lane, Rhos, Denbighshire, on 20 September 1903, the son of William Edward Jones, an assistant schoolmaster at a county council school, and his wife, Hannah Jane, née Roberts. A native Welsh speaker, he was educated at local schools, ...

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Kelly, Anthony (1929–2014), materials scientist and university administrator, was born on 25 January 1929 at 43 Halford Road, Hillingdon, London, the only son and second of two children of Group Captain Vincent Gerald French Kelly (1889–1965), an RAF instructor in mathematics, and his wife ...

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Lewis, Jack, Baron Lewis of Newnham (1928–2014), inorganic chemist, environmentalist, and college head, was born on 13 February 1928 at 47 Paradise Street, Barrow-in-Furness. He was brought up by his grandmother, whom he adored. He was educated at Barrow County Grammar School (...

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Lindores, Lawrence (d. 1437), natural philosopher and university principal, is first recorded as a Scottish student in Paris, taking his MA in 1393 under the nominalist Aegidius Jutfaes. Parisian records are wanting for the ten years before this, and nothing records his precise date or place of birth. As a master he presented pupils in arts up to 1401 at least; at the same time he was also studying in theology, in which he was a ...

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Molloy, Gerald (1834–1906), scientist and university principal, born at Mount Tallant, Terenure, co. Dublin, on 10 September 1834, was the second son of Thomas Molloy and his wife, Catharine, daughter of Patrick Whelan. After education at Castleknock College he entered St Patrick's College, Maynooth...

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Moser, Claus Adolf, Baron Moser (1922–2015), statistician, college head, and public servant, was born on 24 November 1922 in Berlin, the younger son of Ernst (Ernest) Moser (1885–1957), a successful and distinguished Jewish banker, and his wife, Lotte, née...

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Moser, Claus Adolf, Baron Moser (1922–2015), by R. B. Kitaj, 1987

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Pickering, Sir George White (1904–1980), physician and college head, was born on 26 June 1904 in the Mansion House at Whalton, Northumberland, the only son and younger child of George Pickering, a schoolmaster in Elsdon, and his wife, Ann Hall. Both his parents came from families which had farmed in ...

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Stafford, Godfrey Harry (1920–2013), particle physicist and college head, was born on 15 April 1920 at 14 Fir Vale Road, Sheffield, the son of Henry Stafford, engineer, and his wife, Sarah, née Fletcher (d. 1972). The family moved to South Africa when he was eight, and he attended ...

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Whewell, William (1794–1866), college head and writer on the history and philosophy of science, was born on 24 May 1794 at Brock Street, Lancaster, the eldest of seven children of John Whewell, master carpenter, and his wife, Elizabeth Bennison.

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William Whewell (1794–1866) by J. Rylands © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Williams, Sir Alwyn (1921–2004), geologist and university principal, was born on 8 June 1921 at 4 Grove Terrace, Abercwmboi, Aberdâr, Glamorgan, the eldest of three children of David Daniel (Danny) Williams, tramway inspector, and his wife, (Emily) May, née Rogers. His early years were shaped by the economic depression of the mid- to late 1920s but under his uncle's guidance he won a scholarship to ...