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Cohen, Ruth Louisa (1906–1991), economist and college head, was born on 10 November 1906 in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, the second child and elder daughter of the two daughters and three sons of Walter Samuel Cohen (1870–1960), barrister and financier, and his wife, Lucy Margaret, ...

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Fisher, Sir Henry Arthur Pears [Harry] (1918–2005), barrister, judge, and college head, was born at The Hall, Repton, Derbyshire, on 20 January 1918, the eldest of six sons of the Revd Geoffrey Francis Fisher (1887–1972), then headmaster of Repton School, and his wife, ...

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Fry, (Sara) Margery (1874–1958), penal reformer and college head, was born at Highgate, London, on 11 March 1874, the eighth child and sixth daughter of Sir Edward Fry (1827–1918), judge of the High Court, Chancery Division, and his wife, Mariabella Hodgkin (1833–1930). Joan Mary Fry...

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(Sara) Margery Fry (1874–1958) by Claude Rogers, 1939 © Estate of Claude Rogers; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pattison, Mark (1813–1884), college head and scholar, was born on 10 October 1813 at Hornby in the North Riding of Yorkshire, the first of two sons and twelve children of Mark James Pattison (1788–1865), subsequently rector of Hauxwell, near Catterick, and his wife, ...

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Mark Pattison (1813–1884) by unknown engraver, pubd 1884 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Rees, (Morgan) Goronwy (1909–1979), writer and university principal, was born on 29 November 1909 at Aberystwyth. He was the younger son and youngest of four children of the Revd Richard Jenkyn Rees (1868–1963), Calvinistic Methodist minister and graduate of both Aberystwyth and Mansfield College, Oxford...

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Helen Marion Wodehouse (1880–1964) by Percy Horton, 1942 The Mistress and Fellows, Girton College, Cambridge

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Wodehouse, Helen Marion (1880–1964), philosopher and college head, was born on 12 October 1880 at Bratton Fleming rectory, north Devon, the second of the four children of the Revd Philip John Wodehouse, rector of Bratton Fleming and mathematician, and his wife, Marion Bryan Wallas...