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Bathurst, Katherine (1862–1933), inspector of schools, was born on 10 May 1862 at Diddington, Huntingdonshire, daughter of the Revd Frederick Bathurst (1826/7–1910), who was vicar of the parish and later archdeacon of Bedford, and his first wife, Catherine Georgiana Moore (d. 1902)...

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Baxter [née fforde], Kathleen Mary Carver [Kay] (1904–1994), careers adviser and playwright, was born in Bulandshahar, India, on 16 September 1904, the eldest daughter of Arthur Brownlow fforde, an Indian Civil Service judge, and his wife, Mary Alice Branson. Arthur Frederic Brownlow fforde...

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Christine Mary Elizabeth Burrows (1872–1959) by unknown photographer Principal and Fellows of St Hilda's College, Oxford

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Burrows, Christine Mary Elizabeth (1872–1959), educationist and college head, was born at New Street, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, on 4 January 1872. She was the only and posthumous child of Henry Parker Burrows (1833–1871), a partner in Langton Burrows Breweries, Maidenhead, and his wife, ...

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Chapman [née Bayley], Georgiana Charlotte Clive, Lady Chapman (1855–1941), college administrator, was born at 77 Cambridge Terrace, Paddington, London, on 11 May 1855, the daughter of Sir Edward Clive Bayley (1821–1884), Bengal civil servant, and his wife, Emily Anne Theophila Bayley (1830–1911)...

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Blanche Athena Clough (1861–1960) by Sir William Nicholson, 1924 Newnham College, Cambridge / photographer Michael Manni Photographic

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Clough, Blanche Athena (1861–1960), college head and educational administrator, was born at Combe Hurst in Surrey on 5 August 1861, the fourth child and second daughter of Arthur Hugh Clough (1819–1861), poet and civil servant, and his wife, Blanche Mary Shore (b...

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Cowan, Minna Galbraith (1878–1951), social worker and educational administrator, was born at Belmont, Paisley, on 1 May 1878 into an eminent Edinburgh legal family. Her parents were Hugh Cowan (1833–1898), sheriff-substitute for Renfrewshire and legal author, and his wife, Williamina Galbraith (1838–1920) of ...

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Crewdson, Gertrude Gwendolen Bevan (1872–1913), college administrator and benefactor, was born on 28 March 1872, in Manchester, the second daughter among the four children of William Crewdson, a manufacturer and a member of the Society of Friends, and his wife, Ellen Waterhouse, sister of ...

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Ekins, (Emily) Helen (1879–1964), horticulturist and educational administrator, was born on 9 November 1879 at Market Place, St Albans, the only daughter of Arthur Edward Ekins, pharmaceutical chemist, and his wife, Elizabeth Ann Childs. She matriculated from St Albans high school, where she was one of its original pupils. During the following ten years she undertook voluntary work; but in her spare time she grew plants for market, winning in the process a number of prizes at local flower shows. This experience awakened in her what was to become a lifelong interest in horticulture....

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Galton, Dorothy Constance (1901–1992), university administrator and apiculturist, was born on 14 October 1901 at 66 Rathcoole Avenue, Edmonton, Middlesex, the daughter of Frank Wallace Galton, secretary to the Fabian Society and to Sidney and Beatrice Webb, and his wife, Jessie Jane Townsend, ...

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Grier, (Mary) Lynda Dorothea (1880–1967), educational administrator, was born on 3 May 1880 at Rugeley, Staffordshire, the second child of Richard Macgregor Grier (1835–1894), at that time rural dean of Rugeley and prebendary of Lichfield, and his wife, Grace Allen. She had an older brother, ...

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Hill, Rosamond Davenport (1825–1902), social reformer and educational administrator, born in Chelsea on 4 August 1825, was the eldest of the three daughters of Matthew Davenport Hill (1792–1872) and Margaret Bucknall (d. 1867). Her father, the first recorder of Birmingham, was the eldest child of ...

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Marjorie Hollond (1895–1977) by Elliott & Fry The Mistress and Fellows, Girton College, Cambridge

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Hollond [née Tappan], Marjorie (1895–1977), economist and academic administrator, was born in New York city, USA, on 31 October 1895, the elder daughter of Herman Tappan of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and his wife, Beatrice, née Haslitt. She was educated at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania...

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Jane Martineau (1812–1882) by unknown photographer Royal Holloway College; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Martineau, Jane (1812–1882), college administrator, was born in London, the first child of the seven children of John Martineau (1789–1831), sugar refiner and mechanical engineer, and his wife, Jane (1792–1868), daughter of Samuel Taylor. She was educated at Miss Byerley's school at Stratford upon Avon...

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Marvin [née Deverell], Edith Mary (1872–1958), inspector of schools, was born at Attington, near Tetsworth, Oxfordshire, on 29 July 1872, the daughter of Alfred Deverell JP, a coal merchant and farmer, and his wife, Mary Seymour. Brought up as a Congregationalist, she was educated at home and then at a private school at ...

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Murray, Dame (Alice) Rosemary (1913–2004), chemist and university administrator, was born on 28 July 1913 at South Leigh Cottage, South Leigh, Warblington, Hampshire, the eldest of six children (three daughters and three sons) of Lieutenant (later Vice-Admiral) Arthur John Layard Murray (1886–1959), naval officer, and his wife, ...