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William Barclay (1907–1978) by unknown photographer Paternoster Press / Authentic Media; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barclay, William (1907–1978), New Testament scholar, writer, and broadcaster, was born on 5 December 1907 in Wick, Caithness, the only child of William Dugald Barclay (1864–1936), a bank manager and lay evangelist, and his wife, Barbara Linton McLeish (1867–1932). In 1912 the family left for the industrial south-west when ...

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Elsie Dorothea Chamberlain (1910–1991) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Chamberlain [married name Garrington], Elsie Dorothea (1910–1991), Congregational minister and radio broadcaster, was born on 3 March 1910 at 30 Canonbury Park North, Islington, London, the third child of James Arthur Chamberlain (d. 1956), Post Office technician and clerk, and his wife, ...

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Fenn, (John) Eric (1899–1995), Presbyterian minister and broadcaster, was born at 2 Kilmore Road, Forest Hill, London, on 3 June 1899, the fourth son of (Joseph) Louis Herbert Fenn (1855/6–1935), secretary to the National Temperance League, and his wife, Jessie Mary, née Maxted (1861/2–1936)...

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Gryn, Hugo Gabriel (1930–1996), rabbi and broadcaster, was born in Berehovo, Czechoslovakia, on 25 June 1930, in a home filled with great learning and warmth. His father, Géza Gryn (1900–1945), was a timber merchant; his mother was Bella Neufeld (1908–1964) of Silce. The ...

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Hugo Gabriel Gryn (1930–1996) by Mark Gerson, 1993 © Mark Gerson; collection National Portrait Gallery, London