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Reference list

Updates: January 2005

Welcome to the first update of the Oxford DNB. Each year we will publish three sets of new lives, in January, May and October, in the online edition of the dictionary.

The first release in each year will comprise lives of the recently deceased. In January 2005 we publish biographies of 195 people whose deaths occurred in 2001.

New lives

Adams, Douglas Noël (1952–2001)
Adler, Lawrence Cecil [Larry] (1914–2001)
Airey, Sir Lawrence (1926–2001)
Albery, Nicholas Bronson (1948–2001)
Alexander, Sir Kenneth John Wilson [Ken] (1922–2001)
Allen, John Frank [Jack] (1908–2001)
Anscombe, (Gertrude) Elizabeth Margaret (1919–2001)
Ansell, Barbara Mary (1923–2001)
Aquilecchia, Giovanni [Gianni] (1923–2001)
Astor, (Francis) David Langhorne (1912–2001)
Balfour, Honor Catherine Mary (1912–2001)
Bamford, Joseph Cyril (1916–2001)
Baxter, James Curran [Jim] (1939–2001)
Beamont, Roland Prosper (1920–2001)
Beddington, Rosa Susan Penelope (1956–2001)
Beeley, Sir Harold (1909–2001)
Berry, (William) Michael, Baron Hartwell (1911–2001)
Bevins, Anthony John [Tony] (1942–2001)
Boulting, Roy Alfred Clarence (1913–2001) [see under Boulting, John Edward (1913–1985)]
Braden, (Dorothy Kathleen) Norah [Lise] (1901–2001)
Braybrooke, Neville Patrick Bellairs (1923–2001)
Brosan, George Stephen (1921–2001)
Buchanan, Sir Colin Douglas (1907–2001)
Buckle, (Christopher) Richard Sandford [Dicky] (1916–2001)
Burns [née Pellew], Anne (1915–2001)
Cable, Sir James Eric Sydney Skelton (1920–2001)
Cann, Rita Evelyn [performing name Rita Lawrence] (1911–2001)
Carman, George Alfred (1929–2001)
Carver, (Richard) Michael Power [Mike], Baron Carver (1915–2001)
Catto, Stephen Gordon, second Baron Catto (1923–2001)
Cherry, Helen Mary (1915–2001) [see under Howard, Trevor [real name Trevor Wallace Howard-Smith]]
Chidson, Donald Montagu Gerard (1920–2001)
Chona, (Mathias) Mainza (1930–2001)
Clark, Sir John Allen (1926–2001)
Cocks, Michael Francis Lovell, Baron Cocks of Hartcliffe (1929–2001)
Cooper, Joseph Elliott Needham (1912–2001)
Counihan, Daniel John Patrick (1917–2001)
Cullis, Stanley [Stan] (1916–2001)
Curry, Dennis (1912–2001)
Davies, William David (1911–2001)
Davis, Harold [performing names Harold Alzana, the Great Alzana] (1916–2001)
Dean, Beryl (1911–2001)
Denton, Anthony Albert [Tony] (1937–2001)
Denton [née Moss], Jean, Baroness Denton of Wakefield (1935–2001)
Derbyshire, Delia Ann (1937–2001)
Dick, Kathleen Elsie [Kay] (1915–2001)
Dunham, Sir Kingsley Charles (1910–2001)
Dunnett [née Halliday], Dorothy, Lady Dunnett (1923–2001)
Durie, Sir Alexander Charles [Alec] (1915–2001)
Eadie [née Hearn], Ellice Aylmer (1912–2001)
Ffitch, George Norman (1929–2001)
Foster, Sir Richard Anthony (1941–2001)
Gascoyne, David Emery (1916–2001)
Gaskell, (John) Philip Wellesley [Pip] (1926–2001)
Gell, Philip George Houthem (1914–2001)
Gershevitch, Ilya (1914–2001)
Gilbert, Sir Arthur (1913–2001)
Gilroy [née Answick], Beryl Agatha (1924–2001)
Gombrich, Sir Ernst Hans Josef (1909–2001)
Grant, Sir (Matthew) Alistair (1937–2001)
Grebenik, Eugene (1919–2001)
Grigg, John Edward Poynder, second Baron Altrincham (1924–2001)
Grove [née Clark], Jean Mary (1927–2001)
Gurney, Oliver Robert (1911–2001)
Hall, Edward Thomas [Teddy] (1924–2001)
Hamilton, (Robert) Ian (1938–2001)
Hamlyn [formerly Hamburger], Paul Bertrand Wolfgang, Baron Hamlyn (1926–2001)
Hammond, Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière (1907–2001)
Hanley, Sir Michael Bowen (1918–2001)
Harris, John Henry, Baron Harris of Greenwich (1930–2001)
Harrison, George (1943–2001)
Hastings, Adrian Christopher (1929–2001)
Hawthorne, Sir Nigel Barnard (1929–2001)
Hersee, George (1924–2001)
Hogarth, (Arthur) Paul (1917–2001)
Hogg, Quintin McGarel, second Viscount Hailsham and Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone (1907–2001)
Holland, Peter Charles Crossley- (1916–2001)
Horne, Willie (1922–2001)
Hoyle, Sir Fred (1915–2001)
Hughes, Cledwyn, Baron Cledwyn of Penrhos (1916–2001)
Hughes, Kenneth Graham [Ken] (1922–2001)
Hunter, Rita Nellie (1933–2001)
Huntley, Robert [Bob] (1919–2001)
Ivens, Michael William (1924–2001)
Jahoda [married names Lazarsfeld, Albu], Marie [Mitzi] (1907–2001)
Jennings, Elizabeth Joan (1926–2001)
Johnson, James Edgar [Johnnie] (1915–2001)
Johnson, Robert Alan [Bob] (1940–2001)
Joll, (Dowrish) Evelyn Louis (1925–2001)
Kenward [née Kemp- Welch], Elizabeth [Betty; pseud. Jennifer] (1906–2001)
Kiff, Kenneth George [Ken] (1935–2001)
Kilburn, Tom (1921–2001)
Knapp, James [Jimmy] (1940–2001)
Krailsheimer, Alban John (1921–2001)
Kreitman, Hyman (1914–2001)
Lasdun, Sir Denys Louis (1914–2001)
Laslett, (Thomas) Peter Ruffell (1915–2001)
Lawton, Sir Frederick Horace (1911–2001)
Lincoln, Frances Elizabeth Rosemary (1945–2001)
Logan, Jimmy [real name James Allan Short] (1928–2001)
Lowry, Sir (John) Patrick [Pat] (1920–2001)
McCabe, John Ignatius [name in religion Herbert McCabe] (1926–2001)
McClintock, David Charles (1913–2001)
Macdonald, Sir Roderick Douglas (1921–2001)
MacKenzie, (David) Neil (1926–2001)
MacStiofáin, Sean [formerly John Edward Drayton Stephenson] (1928–2001)
Madden, Sir Charles Edward, second baronet (1906–2001)
Mann, (Francis) George (1917–2001)
Marks, Leopold Samuel [Leo] (1920–2001)
Martin, Dame Rosamund Mary Holland- [née Rosamund Mary Hornby], Lady Holland-Martin (1914–2001)
Miles, Anthony John [Tony] (1955–2001)
Mills, John Faithful Fortescue Platts- (1906–2001)
Mogg, Sir (Herbert) John (1913–2001)
Morris, Brian Robert, Baron Morris of Castle Morris (1930–2001)
Mount, Margaret Rose [Peggy] (1915–2001)
Muspratt, Helen Margaret (1907–2001)
Newby, Frank (1926–2001)
Newton [née Pearce], Stella Mary (1901–2001)
Nurse, Rupert Theophilus (1910–2001)
Obolensky, Sir Dimitri (1918–2001)
Onslow, Cranley Gordon Douglas, Baron Onslow of Woking (1926–2001)
Pakenham, Francis Aungier [Frank], first Baron Pakenham and seventh earl of Longford (1905–2001)
Palmer, Charles Stuart William (1930–2001)
Plowden, Edwin Noel Auguste, Baron Plowden (1907–2001)
Plumb, Sir John Harold [Jack] (1911–2001)
Porter, Nyree Dawn (1936–2001)
Prentice, Reginald Ernest [Reg], Baron Prentice (1923–2001)
Preston, Ronald Haydn (1913–2001)
Railton [married name King], Dame Ruth (1915–2001)
Raven, Simon Arthur Noël (1927–2001)
Reece, Sir (James) Gordon (1929–2001)
Ridler, Anne Barbara [née Bradby] (1912–2001)
Ridley, Sir (Nicholas) Harold Lloyd (1906–2001)
Riley, Edward Calverley [Ted] (1923–2001)
Rivers, Julian Alfred Lane Fox Pitt- (1919–2001)
Rochester, George Dixon (1908–2001)
Ross, Alan John (1922–2001)
Rowlands, David Heslin [Dafydd] (1931–2001)
Rubinstein, Michael Bernard (1920–2001)
Sage [née Stockton], Lorna (1943–2001)
Salmon, Brian Lawson (1917–2001)
Sanger, Ruth Ann (1918–2001) [see under Race, Robert Russell (1907–1984)]
Sebald, Winfried Georg Maximilian [Max] (1944–2001)
Secombe, Sir Harry Donald (1921–2001)
Seifert, Richard [formerly Rubin] (1910–2001)
Shackleton, Robert Millner (1909–2001)
Shaffer, Anthony Joshua (1926–2001)
Sharp, Nancy Culliford (1909–2001) [see under Coldstream, Sir William Menzies (1908–1987)]
Sherlock, Dame Sheila Patricia Violet (1918–2001)
Shore, Peter David, Baron Shore of Stepney (1924–2001)
Sieff, Marcus Joseph, Baron Sieff of Brimpton (1913–2001)
Skempton, Sir Alec Westley (1914–2001)
Smart, (Roderick) Ninian (1927–2001)
Smith, Herchel (1925–2001)
Snow, Sebastian Edward Farquharson (1929–2001)
Southern, Sir Richard William (1912–2001)
Spens, Patrick Michael Rex, third Baron Spens (1942–2001)
Spotswood, Sir Denis Frank (1916–2001)
Stakis, Sir Reo [formerly Argyros Anastasis] (1913–2001)
Stearn, William Thomas (1911–2001)
Stewart, Sir Frederick Henry (1916–2001)
Storr, (Charles) Anthony (1920–2001)
Storr [née Cole], Catherine [other married name Catherine Balogh, Lady Balogh] (1913–2001)
Sylvester, (Anthony) David Bernard (1924–2001)
Taylor, John Vernon (1914–2001)
Taylor, Thomas Johnston [Tom], Baron Taylor of Gryfe (1912–2001)
Tett, Sir Hugh Charles (1906–2001)
Thomas [née Ready; other married name Baldry], (Elsie Ethel) Irene (1920–2001)
Thomas, Ralph Philip (1915–2001)
Tillotson [née Constable], Kathleen Mary (1906–2001)
Trubshaw, (Ernest) Brian (1924–2001)
Tuke, Sir Anthony Favill (1920–2001)
Tutin, Dame Dorothy (1930–2001)
Ullyett, Royden Herbert Frederick (1914–2001)
Uvarov, Dame Olga Nikolaevna (1910–2001)
Valois, Dame Ninette de [real name Edris Stannus; married name Edris Connell] (1898–2001)
Verey [née Sandilands], Rosemary Isabel Baird (1918–2001)
Walker, Sir Walter Colyear (1912–2001)
Wall, Patrick David [Pat] (1925–2001)
Waugh, Auberon Alexander [Bron] (1939–2001)
West, Edwin George (1922–2001)
Whitehouse [née Hutcheson], (Constance) Mary (1910–2001)
Wilkinson, (Elizabeth) Mary (1909–2001)
Williams, Thomas Eifion Hopkins (1923–2001)
Williamson, Harold (1922–2001)
Willmer, (Edward) Nevill (1902–2001)
Wilson, Thomas Brendan (1927–2001)
Winning, Thomas Joseph (1925–2001)
Withers [married names Stewart, Kennett], (Elizabeth) Audrey (1905–2001)
Woodhouse, Christopher Montague [Monty], fifth Baron Terrington (1917–2001)
Woodruff, Sir Michael Francis Addison (1911–2001)
Worsley, Arthur Wilkinson (1920–2001)
Worswick, (George) David Norman (1916–2001)
Yan-kit So (1933–2001)
Young, Muriel (1923–2001)

New themes

America in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Edmond Halley and early modern astronomy
The Isle of Man
Publications and performances of 1605
Roman Britain
United States of America, British envoys and ambassadors to (1791–2003)
United States of America: signatories of the constitution (1787)
United States of America: signatories of the Declaration of Independence (1776)