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Kogan, Maurice (1930–2007), civil servant and scholar of education and public policy, was born Maurice Cohen on 10 April 1930 at 48 Stephens Road, West Ham, London. He and his identical twin, Philip, were the youngest of five boys and one girl of ...

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Porter, Sarah Ricardo (1790–1862), writer on education, was born in London on 22 December 1790, the fifteenth child and sixth daughter of Abraham Ricardo and Abigail Delvalle Ricardo, and sister of David Ricardo. She married a schoolfriend of her brothers, the statistician George Richardson Porter (1792–1852)...

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Praagh, Gordon Van (1909–2003), chemist and educationist, was born on 13 March 1909, at 3 Honeybourne Road, Hampstead, London, the eldest son of Harold John Van Praagh (1877–1946), a medical practitioner, and his Scottish wife, Ethel Louise, née Shanks. On his father's side he was of Dutch-Jewish descent; his grandfather ...