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Allan, Mary Miller (1869–1947), college head, was born at 12 Commerce Street, Glasgow, on 12 August 1869, the youngest of the six children of William Allan, a grain mill manager, and his wife, Margaret. Educated at Garnethill public school, Glasgow, and Dundas Vale Training College, Glasgow...

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Armstrong, Lilias Eveline (1882–1937), phonetician, born on 29 September 1882 at 152 Eccles New Road, Pendlebury, near Manchester, was the daughter of James William Armstrong, Free Methodist church minister, and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Armstrong, née Hunter. On 24 September 1926, at the ...

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Ballinger [née Hodgson], (Violet) Margaret Livingstone (1894–1980), university teacher and politician in South Africa, was born at 4 Waverley Terrace, Glasgow, on 11 January 1894, the third of four children born to John Hodgson (1860–1927), a commercial traveller, and his wife, Lillias Robertson, ...

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Bernard [married name Latham], (Marianne) Frances [Fanny] (1839–1926), college head, was born on 12 February 1839 in Charlotte Street, Bristol, the second daughter and third of the nine children of James Fogo Bernard (1806–1878), a physician, and his wife, Marianne Amelia, daughter of ...

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Bishop, Matilda Ellen (1842–1913), college head, was born at Tichborne, Hampshire, on 12 April 1842, elder daughter of Alfred Caesar Bishop (1811–1885), a scholarly clergyman who throughout most of Matilda's early life held the living of Martyr Worthy, near Winchester, and his wife, ...

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Katharine Jex- Blake (1860–1951) by unknown photographer The Mistress and Fellows, Girton College, Cambridge

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Blake, Katharine Jex- (1860–1951), classical scholar and college head, was born at Rugby School, Rugby, Warwickshire on 18 November 1860, one of nine daughters and two sons of Thomas William Jex-Blake (1832–1915), later headmaster of Rugby School and dean of Wells, and his wife, ...

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Kathleen Mary Amelia Bliss (1908–1989) by unknown photographer © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Bliss [née Moore], Kathleen Mary Amelia (1908–1989), religious administrator and university teacher, was born on 5 July 1908 in Fulham, London, the elder child and only daughter of Thomas Henry Moore, local government officer, and his wife, Ethel Steward. She was educated at ...

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Browne, Sheila Jeanne (1924–2015), French scholar, educationist, and college head, was born at Kingshill, Reading Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, on Christmas Day 1924, the only daughter of Edward Elliott Browne (1885–1959), schoolmaster, later headmaster, and his wife Esme Lilian, née Lush (...

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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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Burrows [née Bliss], Esther Elizabeth (1847–1935), college head, was born on 18 October 1847 at Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, the third child and second daughter of William Bliss (1810–1883), a cloth manufacturer in the town, and his wife, Esther (1808–1882), daughter of Robert Cleaver...

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Butler [née Evans], Marilyn Speers (1937–2014), literary scholar and college head, was born on 11 February 1937 at 67 Kenley Road, Coombe, Kingston upon Thames, the younger child of Sir Trevor Maldwyn Evans (1902–1981), journalist, and his wife, Margaret Speers (Madge), ...

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Campbell, Eila Muriel Joice (1915–1994), university teacher and historian of cartography, was born on 31 December 1915 at Ropley, Hampshire, the eldest child of Walter Howard Claude Campbell (1894–1958), poultry farmer, and his wife, Lillian Muriel, née Locke (1884–1979). After military service Walter Campbell...

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Carpenter, Emily Ann (1834–1933), college head, was born at Dobson Terrace, Newington, London, on 23 January 1835, the youngest of five children (three daughters and two sons) of Joseph Carpenter (1795-1878), auctioneer and estate agent, and his wife, Sarah née Hadland...

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Cashmore, Hilda (1876–1943), university teacher and welfare worker, was born on 22 August 1876 at Norton House, Norton Malreward, Somerset, the fifth of a family of six sisters. Her father was Samuel Cashmore, a merchant, and her mother was Mary, formerly Edmunds. She early became interested in political and social issues, her father being a Liberal and a free-trader. The sisters discussed politics as children and were active in local election campaigns. After an education at home in ...

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Anne Jemima Clough (1820–1892) by Sir William Blake Richmond, 1882 The Principal and Fellows, Newnham College, Cambridge