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John Bulwer (bap. 1606, d. 1656) by T. Berry, pubd 1820 (after William Faithorne the elder) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bulwer, John (bap. 1606, d. 1656), medical practitioner and writer on deafness and on gesture, was the second and only surviving son of Thomas Bulwer (d. 1649), a London apothecary, and Marie (d. 1638), daughter of George Evanes of St Albans, Hertfordshire...

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Edwards, Sir Ifan ab Owen (1895–1970), educationist and founder of Urdd Gobaith Cymru, was born on 25 July 1895 at Tremaran, Llanuwchllyn, Merioneth, the second of the three children (the eldest died in infancy) of Sir Owen Morgan Edwards (1858–1920) and his wife, ...

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Foster, Vere Henry Louis (1819–1900), philanthropist and educationist, was born in Copenhagen on 26 April 1819, the third son of Sir Augustus John Foster, first baronet (1780–1848), then British minister to Denmark, and his wife, Albinia Jane (d. 1867), daughter of George Vere Hobart...

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Leonard Horner (1785–1864) by unknown artist Heriot-Watt University Archive

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Horner, Leonard (1785–1864), factory inspector, geologist, and educationist, was born on 17 January 1785 at St George's Square, Edinburgh, the third and youngest son of John Horner (d. 1829), a wealthy whig linen merchant, and his wife, Joanna, née Baillie. In his youth his circle of acquaintances included ...

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Hans Zacharias Hoxter (1909–2002) by unknown photographer private collection

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Hoxter, Hans Zacharias (1909–2002), social worker and educationist, was born on 3 March 1909 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, the younger child and only son of Julius Hoxter (d. 1944) and his wife, Maria. His parents were both German Jews and educationists: his mother was the first woman teacher in a ...

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Stow, David (1793–1864), school founder and educationist, was born in Paisley on 17 May 1793, the son of William Stow and his wife, Agnes Smith. William Stow was a prosperous Paisley merchant and magistrate but the family was partly of English descent; David Stow's...

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David Stow (1793–1864) by John Graham Gilbert Collection: University of Strathclyde

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Trevelyan, George Macaulay (1876–1962), historian, public educator, and conservationist, was born on 16 February 1876, at Welcombe, near Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, the youngest of the three sons of Sir George Otto Trevelyan, second baronet (1838–1928), who was a historian, landowner, Liberal MP, and ...

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George Macaulay Trevelyan (1876–1962) by Edmund H. Nelson, 1946 © reserved; The Master and Fellows, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Watts, John (1818–1887), educationist and social reformer, was born at Coventry, on 24 March 1818, one of twelve children of James Watts, ribbon weaver. When five years old, scarlet fever left him partially paralysed. He was educated largely at Holy Trinity church school...