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Blackham, Harold John (1903–2009), philosopher, humanist, and educationist, was born on 31 March 1903 at 4 Piers Road, Handsworth, near Birmingham, the only son and youngest of four children of Walter Roland Blackham (1875–1911), bookseller and publisher, and his wife, Harriet Mary, née...

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Davidson, Thomas (1840–1900), philosopher and adult educationist, was born on 25 October 1840 in Old Deer, Aberdeenshire, the elder child of the unmarried Mary Warrender, a farm labourer, and Thomas Davidson, a farmer. His brother, John Morrison Davidson, journalist and radical, was born in 1843. When his grandfather died, his grandmother, by now widowed mother, and aunt moved to the nearby village of ...

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Pappworth [formerly Papperovitch], Maurice Henry (1910–1994), medical ethicist and educationist, was born on 9 January 1910 at 27 Pleasant Street, Liverpool, the second child in the family of three sons and six daughters of (Isaac) Jacob Papperovitch (d. 1960), master tailor, who changed his name to ...

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Peters, Richard Stanley (1919–2011), philosopher of education, was born on 31 October 1919 in Mussoorie, India, the second son of Charles Robert Peters (1886–1965), of the India police, and his wife, Mabel Georgina, née Fairbairn (1890–1970). He and his two brothers lived with their grandmother in ...