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Dyer, Henry (1848–1918), engineer and educationist, was born on 16 August 1848 at Muirmaden in the parish of Bothwell, Lanarkshire, the son of John Dyer, a foundry labourer born in co. Cork, and Margaret Morton. Dyer attended evening classes at Anderson's University (later Anderson's College), Glasgow...

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Jackson, Willis, Baron Jackson of Burnley (1904–1970), electrical engineer and educationist, was born in Burnley, Lancashire, on 29 October 1904, the only son of Herbert Jackson, parks superintendent, and his wife, Annie Hiley. He was educated at Burnley grammar school. His association with electrical engineering began as an undergraduate at the ...

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Willis Jackson, Baron Jackson of Burnley (1904–1970) by Walter Bird, 1966 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ripper, William (1853–1937), educationist and engineer, was born at 109 Unicorn Street, East Stonehouse, Devon, on 10 February 1853, the son of John Ripper (1829–1910), marine engineer, and his wife, Mary Elizabeth, née Cullum (1829–1917). He was apprenticed as a marine engineer in ...

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William Ripper (1853–1937) by unknown photographer, 1900-1919 © Sheffield City Council