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Caird, Edward (1835–1908), philosopher and college head, was born on 23 March 1835 in Greenock. His father, John Caird (1787–1838), the partner and manager of a firm of engineers in Greenock and a deeply religious man, died while Edward was still an infant. His mother, ...

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Edward Caird (1835–1908) by Thomas Annan, pubd 1871 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Case, Thomas (1844–1925), philosopher and college head, was born in Liverpool on 14 July 1844, the second son of Robert Case, a stockbroker there and later in London, and his wife, Esther, daughter of Alexander MacMillan. From Rugby School, where he earned a reputation for his intellectual, cricketing, and footballing skills, he entered in 1863 ...

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Fowler, Thomas (1832–1904), philosopher and college head, was born at Burton upon Stather, Lincolnshire, on 1 September 1832, the eldest son of William Henry Fowler (1807-1870), a grocer, accountant, and commission agent, and his wife, Mary Anne Welch. His early intellectual development owed much to his uncle by marriage ...

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Hampshire, Sir Stuart Newton (1914–2004), philosopher and college head, was born on 1 October 1914 at Arden Court, Healing, Lincolnshire, the son of George Newton Hampshire, who ran a fish merchant's business in nearby Grimsby, and his wife, Marie, née West. He was educated at ...

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Sir Stuart Newton Hampshire (1914–2004) by Steve Pyke, 1990 © Steve Pyke; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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(Emily Elizabeth) Constance Jones (1848–1922) by Sir John Lavery, 1916 by courtesy of Felix Rosenstiel's Widow & Son Ltd., London, on behalf of the Estate of Sir John Lavery; the Mistress and Fellows, Girton College, Cambridge

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Jones, (Emily Elizabeth) Constance (1848–1922), philosopher and college head, was born on 19 February 1848 at Langstone Court, Llangarren, Herefordshire, the eldest of ten children of John Jones (b. 1813) MD JP, and his wife, Emily Edith, daughter of Thomas Oakley JP...

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McCosh, James (1811–1894), philosopher and college head, was born at the family home, Carskeoch, Patna, Ayrshire, on 1 April 1811, the fifth of seven children of Andrew McCosh, farmer, and his wife, Jean, daughter of James Carson, farmer. McCosh grew up at Carskeoch...

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Quinton, Anthony Meredith, Baron Quinton (1925–2010), philosopher and college head, was born on 25 March 1925 at 5 Seaton Road, Gillingham, Kent, the only son of Richard Frith Quinton (1889–1935), a surgeon captain in the Royal Navy, and his Canadian wife, (Gwenllyan) Letitia, ...

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Sir Geoffrey James Warnock (1923–1995) by David Hockney, 1978 © David Hockney

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Warnock, Sir Geoffrey James (1923–1995), philosopher and college head, was born on 16 August 1923 at Nerike House, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, the only son of James Warnock (1880–1953), a general practitioner originally from northern Ireland, and his wife, Kathleen, née Hall (1890–1979). He was educated at ...

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Wilson, John Matthias (1813–1881), philosopher and college head, was born on 24 September 1813 (though his gravestone gave his birth date as 13 September 1814) at South Shields, Durham, where he was baptized at the Presbyterian Low Meeting House, the eldest son of ...

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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...